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While looking at Native American texts we learned a bit about archetypes (Rdg Std. 3.6). These are characters or situations that often turn up in literature. Today we begin looking more closely at several common archetypes and we will follow how they develop and change through American Literature.
Read the poem below by Emily Dickinson and then go back to your English Journal and write about the question below the poem. What does Dickinson think about the Devil? What do you think about him? Explain yourself and give examples from the text and your own life.
The Devil—had he fidelityWhat does Dickinson think about the Devil? What do you think about
Would be the best friend—
Because he has ability—
But Devils cannot mend—
Perfidy is the virtue
That would but he resign
The Devil—without question
Were thoroughly divine
him? Explain yourself and give examples from the text and your own