I'm having some difficulties trying to figure out what the Goblin actually stands for ..?
The Soul has Bandaged moments -
When too appalled to stir -
She feels some gastly Fright come up
And stop to look at her -
Salute her - with long fingers-
Caress her freezing hair -
Sip, Goblin, from the very lips
The Lover - hovered - o'er -
Unworthy, that a thought so mean
accost a Theme - so - fair -
I figured that the Goblin could be her sexual desire or of some sort which she has been suppressing during the course of her love life (i.e. The Lover)
But then, I thought she lived in recluse so I can't figure out who might this Lover be?
Also, is the Goblin and the Fright basically the same thing?
Could anyone please help me?
English is not my first language and I'm studying Emily Dickinson in school . I find her work really confusing