Some Keep the Sabbath Going to Church by Emily Dickinson


Summary:  Some Keep the Sabbath Going to Church by Emily Dickinson
is a poem the author wrote to help describe how she views religion.

Section One:
  • Some people go to church on the sabbath (some sort of rest day, week, etc) but the narrator stays at home
  • The Bobolink is a bird, it is the narrator's choir and the orchard acts as the Dome (house of god)
Section Two:
  • Some people wear specific clothes, and follow strict tradition to worship at church but the narrator goes as herself; to her own "church"
Section Three:
  • The narrator does not feel like she will eventually get to heaven by following the rules of church but instead is constantly getting there by living her life
Other Notes:
  • The narrator's favorite church is the orchard, or more general nature

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