There Came A Wind Like A Bugle
Topics: Tornado, Wind, Storm, Thunderstorm, Emily Dickinson, Severe weather / Pages: 4 (974 words) / Published: May 11th, 2017

The works of Emily Dickinson are widely regarded to be a classic pillar in American literature. Dickinson's "There Came a Wind Like a Bugle" incorporates the classical styling of Dickinson along with a dose of Americana and American history. "There Came a Wind like a Bugle" is interpreted to mean different things, but most scholars agree on the theme of destruction that Dickinson describes. Whether the poem is telling of a strong storm or the death of relative. It is easily seen from reading "There Came a Wind Like a Bugle" that Dickinson describes some event that brings death and destruction.

"There Came a Wind like a Bugle" is widely interpreted by many scholars to describe a tornado. This could be the case, in looking at Dickinson's descriptions of a "green chill upon the heat" (Dickinson 3). Lisa Day-Lindsey points this out in her article "Emily Dickinson's 'There Came a Wind like a Bugle.'" In her
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While Dickinson was rocked by the death of Gilbert, she continued on, as noted in reference to the end of the storm in "There Came a Wind Like a Bugle." The world still abided, just as Dickinson noted (Dickinson 17). Whether it was the survival of a town from a devastating tornado or the perseverance of Dickinson following the shocking death of a loved one, the ending message of the poem is one of hope. This message of hope seems oddly out of place in such a dark poem. The story that is told seems dark and sinister, one of death and devastation. But the thought of the world "abiding" following a loss is one that could provide a light at the end of a seemingly dark and never ending tunnel. For a town, it could be a miraculous survival through a storm and the rebuilding process thereafter. For a person, the poem's reference to "abiding" could be a general acceptance of the grief and the choice to

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