View Full Version : Emily Dickinson - There's a certain slant of light

06-15-2005, 01:07 AM
This last year in english we didn't really study Dickinson, but we did go over
There's a certain slant of light,
and my english teacher kept on going on and on about how it was talking about truth and how even though truth is virtuos and lovely it sometimes needs to be told "at slant" in order to avoid damage to another's feelings. This all sounds very life changing and all, and I see what she means, but could someone sort of give me a line-by-line analysis and explination?
by the way- my fave is the "I'm nobody". I find it refreshingly humorous compared to many of her other more somber works.