Heart! We will forget him!
poetry unit Emily Dickinson
Both my heart and brain will forget a past love tonight. We will forget how he made us feel and everything good about him.
Personification is used on the heart to make it seem like its own person.
The attitude is heartbreak, as shown when she describes "the warmth he gave" and his "light." It also shows an attitude of longing towards the love she lost.
The shift of the poem occurs when she says, "Haste! lest while you're lagging, I may remember him!" The poem goes from a slow pace, while the author is wallowing in her misery, to a faster, more frantic pace, as she is desperate to forget the man.
My heart and my head will forget a past love and finally get over him.
After a relationship ends, the heart and the brain heal at different speeds.
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