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Flashcards in As Imperceptible As Grief Deck (10):
1

What is the poem about

The poem examines the end of summer in terms of loss comparing it to the sense of regret when one realises a friend or love is gone

2

What are the themes

Nature
Loss
Purity
Regret
Memories
Change
Grief
Acceptance

3

Who is the poet

Emily Dickinson

4

What does the quote “the summer lapsed away” show

Summer is gradually changing- slow sad mood. Summers falling away

5

What does the quote “sequestered afternoon” show

Set apart or removed

6

What does “courteous, yet harrowing grace” show

Distressing
Seems unusual- nights getting longer- less sun

7

What does the quote “as a guest, that would be gone”

Polite
Personification of nature

8

What does the quote “our summer made her light escape into the beautiful” show

Passing of time unlike the movement of a boat or a bird. It changes without us noticing. Sounds as if summer wants to get away.
Like heaven

9

What does the seasons represent

Summer represents time passing, how happy she was. Now she is depressed in winter- change of emotions

10

What is the structure

Long sentence without a distinct end- just pauses- to reflect the passing of summer. Half- rhymes. Sibilance creates a quiet calm effect. Capital letters used for important words- effect