I Stepped From Plank To Plank Poem by Emily Dickinson

I Stepped From Plank To Plank

Rating: 4.1

I stepped from plank to plank
So slow and cautiously;
The stars about my head I felt,
About my feet the sea.

I knew not but the next
Would be my final inch,--
This gave me that precarious gait
Some call experience.

Dr Dillip K Swain 14 November 2022

I respect the the very first two lines...

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Amber 12 April 2019

What is this poem about? ? ? ?

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Peomes suks 12 April 2019

I hate peomes because teacher make us do dem

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* Sunprincess * 05 June 2016

...a wonderful poem showing much wisdom ★

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Ana Meen 26 May 2006

For teachers who would like to teach this poem, it is important that you ask abut the speaker, making inferences of his/her personality, dispositions and inclinations. The speaker here is a person who adores challenges, brave enough to risk although he/she has no clue what is behind the corner. This speaker looks like the mother in 'Mother to Son' By langston Hughes. Both introduce a fearless person who doesn't hesitate to explore the hidden and learn a valuable lesson to use in the future. The speaker is also optimistic as he/she shows a positive outlook to life and its barriers.

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Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson

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