Toxic Encounters In Emily Dickinson's Wild Nights

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Society goes through many hardships in life. One may have lost a job because they were laid off, a family member is lost, or someone suffered a hash phase in a relationship. The breakup could happen because they find their significant other annoying, they cheated on them, or they just wanted something new in their life and could not stand that significant other. Whatever it may be, there is a phase in which involves either a positive or negative aftermath after the breakup. One could be completely fine and move on and be happy with their life as being single. Other times the person can go through a negative experience in longing for the once significant other. Occasionally, the once-lovers will come back together again and give it another shot, which if a problem occurs again, it can lead to some toxic encounters. Emily Dickinson’s Wild Nights – Wild Nights! poem longs for the individual for love and compassion. The narrator goes through the hardship of longing for the lover and reminisces the times of when they were together. Towards the end of the poem, the narrator sees “Eden” as they are rowing a boat. The reader is left in suspense as to if the narrator made it to Eden or not. The argument to be made is that the narrator did not make it safely to the paradise of Eden. The reader understands that Emily Dickinson’s speaker in the poem is …show more content…
She explains that her use of the word “luxury” that the meaning is no longer used: lust, voluptuousness in the gratification of appetite. The “heart in port” is the lover’s embrace. Yielding themselves to sexual passion, they have no need for compass or chart, which are used to get a specific destination and are instruments of control and reason. The sea is a common image for passion. An example would be a movie where the waves are crashing. Melani also mentions that the speaker is a male. She refers to the “moor with thee” portion of the poem