WE GROW ACCUSTOMED TO THE DARK

- By Emily Dickinson
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Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886) was an American poet. Little known during her life, she has since been regarded as one of the most important figures in American poetry.[2] Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts into a prominent family with strong ties to its community. After studying at the Amherst Academy for seven years in her youth, she briefly attended the Mount Holyoke Female Seminary before returning to her family's house in Amherst.
We grow accustomed to the Dark -
When light is put away -
As when the Neighbor holds the Lamp
To witness her Goodbye -
A Moment - We uncertain step
For newness of the night -
Then - fit our Vision to the Dark -
And meet the Road - erect
And so of larger - Darknesses -
Those Evenings of the Brain -
When not a Moon disclose a sign -
Or Star - come out - within -
The Bravest - grope a little -
And sometimes hit a Tree
Directly in the Forehead -
But as they learn to see -
Either the Darkness alters -
Or something in the sight
Adjusts itself to Midnight -
And Life steps almost straight.

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Word Lists:

Grope : feel about or search blindly or uncertainly with the hands

Disclose : make (secret or new information) known

Accustomed : customary; usual

Erect : rigidly upright or straight

Alter : change or cause to change in character or composition, typically in a comparatively small but significant way

Witness : a person who sees an event, typically a crime or accident, take place

Straight : extending or moving uniformly in one direction only; without a curve or bend

Fit : of a suitable quality, standard, or type to meet the required purpose

Sight : the faculty or power of seeing

Certain : known for sure; established beyond doubt

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Additional Information:

Rating: A

Words: 104

Unique Words : 74

Sentences : 15

Reading Time : 0:27

Noun : 56

Conjunction : 12

Adverb : 9

Interjection : 1

Adjective : 9

Pronoun : 7

Verb : 12

Preposition : 12

Letter Count : 442

Sentiment : Positive

Tone : Formal

Difficult Words : 26

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