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  1. May 2019
    1. It is interesting to note the role that "They" play in this as well as in other poems. Although Dickinson is using a seemingly ambiguous pronoun by not providing us with a proper referent, it soon becomes very clear that "They" are her own family members.

      The usage of the word "They" really retains to the people controlling her life. Is it referring to her family, the church or society as a whole.