The feathers imagery invokes hope they represent hope as feathers enable a person to fly and give the picture of flying away to another new hope and a new dawn.
In disparity, broken feathers and wrecked wing grounds an individual and symbolizes the image of a poor person who has gone through difficult life challenges.
Johnson, ed., Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University press, Copyright © 1951, 1955, 1979, 1983 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. Franklin (Harvard University Press, 1999) The famous hermit from Amherst, Massachusetts, Emily Dickinson published only eight poems during her lifetime.
Reprinted by permissions of the publishers and Trustees of Amherst College. Today her nearly 2,000 succinct, profound meditations on life and death, nature, love, and art make her one of the most original and important poets in English.
She believes hope perches in people's souls as the hope becomes the home for hope.
The subject is viewed as a metaphor as hope rests in people souls the way a bird is known to rest on its own perch.Many publishers use the first line of her poems as the title.““Hope” is the Thing with Feathers—“is a poem that creates a metaphor of hope through a bird.In both the third and fourth stanza the poem talks about a bird singing the tune without any words and does not stop at all.Dickinson makes use of the imagery of continuous bird's songs to depict eternal hope as the bird does not stop singing the hope song.The hope that is within the speaker is much like a bird that continues to fly inside her despite hardships.While we may all experience some dark times, hope offers us encouragement.The experiences results to their wings being broken making them loose the power to have hope for the future.The second stanza, that talks about "That perches in the soul," uses the imagery of a bird to explain hope.Although she was very close to her family, she rarely left her house and had very few visitors.She lived in a world of her books and was mostly self-taught.