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  1. Apr 2017
    1. her

      here, the centenary edition changes "me" to her. i wonder why they would make such a big change on the edition?? alot of the pronouns in the centenary edition are different from her original fascicle 16.

    1. Motions

      why are some words capitalized in the original version?

    2. Eyes —

      Dickinson repeadedly uses these dashes in her writing, leaving us wonder what the original usage was for them. Are they signifying a run-on sentence? Or as punctuation like commas or a period?

    1. I can’t read, but I can hear

      she's pointing out that she's not dumb. just because she cannot read doesn't mean that she can't comprehend what is spoken to her, specifically in the Bible here.

  2. Mar 2017
    1. slut

      interesting how this word has become super derogatory throughout the centuries... it almost seems like part of the language and not at all inappropriate to include in this piece.

    1. This home government, you know, although a considerable distance from your home, did, in the exercise of its parental prerogatives, impose upon its colonial children, such restraints, burdens and limitations, as, in its mature judgment, it deemed wise, right and proper.

      i like the metaphor that Douglass creates here, comparing the government to a parental figure, and its children the colonial people. i never put that comparison together until now, but it really paints a picture in my mind of the 'Big Bad Government' "retraining, limiting and deeming wisdom" upon its children, America.

    2. i like the metaphor Douglass creates here with the government being a parental figure to America, with its "restraints, limitations, and it deemed wise." i never put this comparison together, but after reading this, i really like the metaphor "snapshot" in creates in my mind.