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Dickinson's Dashes

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How Lonesome the Wind Must Feel Nights

Dickinson, Emily. "How Lonesome the Wind Must Feel Nights." Amherst College Digital Collections. Amherst College. Web. 19 Apr. 2016.

What is the MOST likely reason that this poem end with a dash?

A

The dash emphasizes the phrase before it.

B

It is meant to mimic the first stanza which also ends in a dash.

C

Dickinson wants the reader to fill in the ending of the poem.

D

The dash emphasizes the everlasting power of nature.

E

Dickinson uses the dash throughout the poem in place of commas.