Until 1955, editors published “corrected” versions of Dickinson’s poems in which dashes had been deleted, rhyme and meter had been made regular, and metaphors replaced with more conventional figures of speech. Imagine what corrections might have been made. What would have been lost? Use details from the poems to support your ideas. Why do you think the editors might have decided to change the original versions?
The poems that you use to support your ideas are uploaded in the files.