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Stanza order in Dickinson

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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 explanation for the order of the stanzas in this poem?

A

The author wanted to mimic the time period in which she was writing the poem.

B

People pay more attention to the wind at night, so the author began with the most common experience of her readers.

C

The order is focused on the adjectives used to describe the wind, and therefore people as they grow and mature.

D

The speaker in the poem is dying and is looking back over his/her life.

E

The author wanted to end the poem on a hopeful and spiritual note, not a somber one.