Teacher : Doan Thi Ngoc
Student's name : Tran Thi Kieu Mi
Class : TA12DB1 - 1257010131
How Happy Is The Little Stone
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was an American poet. She was born in Amherst, Massachuetts and lived a mostly introverted and reclusive life. Dickinson's poem was unique for using the slant rhyme way of writting. They said that Emily was filled with thoughts about natural and objects and it reflects obviously in her poem "How happy is the little stone", which was in the volume : Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson and was officially published in 1924.
This poem by Emily Dickinson depicts a little stone in a state of comfort and relaxation. It suggests that it is much easier and more enjoyable being a small, inconsequential object overlooked by everybody else. This poem only has ten lines in one stanza :
How happy is the little stone
That rambles in the road alone,
And doesn't care about careers,
And exigencies never fears;
Whose coat of elemental brown
A passing universe put on;
And in dependent as the sun,
Associates or glows alone,
Fulfilling absolute decree
In casual simplicity.
The device Rhyme is used in the first two lines. The words "stone" and "alone" are both the last words of their respective lines, and they both rhyme, ending with "one", which is pronounced as "own". The device Assonance is used in the last two lines. The words "decree" and "simplicity" both have sound similar to one another, but have different endings. For example, "decree" ends with two es, and "simplicity" ends with a y, but they both sound like "ee", they help create a perfect tuneful melody for the whole stanza. Dickinson also uses words such as "happy", "rambles", "never fears" and "independent" to describe the stone, give the...