A bustle in the House Essay

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A bustle in the House



“The Bustle in the House”



The bustle in a house 1) Bustle: noise
The morning after death
Is solemnest of industries 2) Industries: a time period (times)
Enacted upon earth,--

The sweeping up the heart,
And putting love away
We shall not want to use again
Until eternity.


“The Bustle in the House,” a poem that seems to reflect Dickinson’s obsession with Death
and the feelings associated with he passing of loved ones. “the Bustle” Seems to refer
to the mindless activity that is typical when relatives gather to mourn “the mourning
after.” By referring to this activity as [the] “Solemnest of industries,” the poet seems
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