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A radical faith: The Bible versus Orpheus and poetry - An analysis of Emily Dickinson’s poem 1577

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  1. Introduction
  2. The definition of the Bible
  3. The first three lines
  4. The most radical line
  5. The speaker's repeated derision of the Bible
  6. Recounting subjects of the Bible
  7. The final two lines
  8. The initial line
  9. The importance of faith
  10. Conclusion
  11. Works cited

In Emily Dickinson's poem 1577, ?The Bible is an antique Volume-,? the speaker questions blind adherence to Biblical belief and ultimately proposes the adoption of a new faith. Through skeptical tone and understated form, the poem elegantly demeans the Bible's authority as the sole means by which to interpret human life. In its place, the speaker suggests that poetry, the written word in all its beauty, become the supreme system of belief.

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