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An investigation of Poems 585 and also 754 Emily Dickinson's use of poetic diction in poetry 585 and also 754 brings to life 2 inanimate objects, a train and a gun, each of which perform activities that are useful to man. Though these things cannot act on their own, Dickinson's diction supplies them with their own moves, attributes, and feelings. In poem 585, a train's daily travel is given a meaning beyond that of a cold, iron machine when Dickinson clarifies its animal qualities to show its strength, stubbornness, and so forth. In poem 754, a weapon can be depicted as a protective, yet devoted servant. In both of these poems, Emily Dickinson uses diction to give a train along with a gun qualities of creatures to describe their behaviour and feelings and to show how man uses them for his advantage and also to meet his targets. In poem 585, Dickinson's diction reveals traits of appetite and determination. In the first stanza, "I like to see it lap the Miles - and also lick the Valleys up - /And stop to feed itself at tanks" (ll. 1-3) clarifies the train as a creature that runs hungrily over great distances, devouring the property as it goes along, stopping occasionally to eat more substantial meals to live and to continue. Although it's ready to execute powerful feats of transport, the train needs nourishment, just like humans and animals do. Together with the next lines, Dickinson shows the conclusion of this train to meet his target: "And, supercilious, peer/In Shanties--by the sides of Roads--And then a quarry pare/To fit its ribs" (ll. 6-9). These lines also indicate a stubborn determination. Even if the train has to crawl and cut through hundreds of yards of solid rock, nothing will stop this metal animal, not even a huge mountain. The train may induce...