Emily Dickinson has been dead for over one hundred years. However, people today are still trying to figure out if she was the poet of ?That God cannot?. An examination of ?That God cannot? to comparisons of her other pieces of work like ?I reason, Earth is short? and ?I?m Nobody! Who are you?? will determine if it is indeed an Emily Dickinson poem. By using topics like tone, symbols, speaker, and others it will be determine that is truly Emily Dickinson?s work.
In previous poem by Emily Dickinson she talks about death and questions God a lot. In this poem she is question God in why should she pray if she cannot see why God does certain things. She says we can?t see why things happen or what are his deeds. However, we just have to pray that everything he does is the right thing. Like the poem ?That God cannot? she also question why things happen in ?I reason, Earth is short?.
In this poem she understands why certain things happen in life and that everyone must die in time. However, she questions what if certain things didn?t happen and if there is really a heaven to start a new life in.
Another thing that she talks about in ?That God cannot? is why she should do certain things in life. She say why should she waste her time praying if she cannot know what will happen to her. Another poem that Emily Dickinson wrote that tells us what?s wrong with her life is ?I never lost as much but twice?. In this poem she writes how she feels like she can never win and she will just die poor. In both of these poems she doesn?t understand why she does certain things but it is for a reason.
Emily Dickinson likes to write about certain things in her poetry. One thing that I have notice from ?That God cannot? is the use of imagery. She writes, ?Better to pray ? In winter?s sun ? Than to [fear] the ? Snow.? This is saying it is better to do something than not doing anything instead. The imagery of winter sun is showing it feels good to stand in the sun than being just in the winter storm. Like this poem and other poems written by Emily Dickinson she use nature as imagery. She uses nature to show good and bad things. Examples like Sky, Lighting, eagles, and pebbles. All these express how she feels at time and her reactions to it.
Emily Dickinson is well known for certain things she does in her poetry. One thing is how she doesn?t put any title on her work. She rather leave the poem blank rather than put one on them. In this poem that is unknown came without a title and that is the first reason I thought it was her work. However, one of the things she is known for is the dashes she puts in her poems. Emily Dickinson uses these dashes to keep her thoughts going to the next line. However, in the poem ?That God cannot? there is no dashes. The people that say this isn?t an Emily Dickinson poem can use the dashes as one reason why is not her work. However, there is so many things that make ?That God Cannot? an Emily Dickinson poem and that why I think it is.
Emily Dickinson is well known all around the world for her work. With all the things we know about her work, with her tone, symbols, sound, rhyme, and others we still cannot figure out if ?That God cannot? is really an Emily Dickinson poem. Hopefully one day someone can unleash the truth about who is the poet this poem.