"Faith" Is a Fine Invention | Emily Dickinson


Summary: Faith Is a Fine Invention is a
poem giving insight into Emily Dickinson's view on religion

Section One:
  • Faith is good when people can "see" - see could be refering to knowing what is happening, or feeling comfortable about something
  • Microscopes (or science) is used when there is something important to solve
Other Notes:
  • Dickinson seems to be saying that science has taken on the role of religion when there is something important, or an emergency ; perhaps an illness;
  • We cannot interpret which one Dickinson feels is the better route, but based off of some of her other poems it is possible to think Dickinson felt there should be a balance between Science and Nature - meaning nature is the place of worship but science should be used over prayer or hope

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