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by Emily Dickinson


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This week in class, we’re reading "I like to see it lap the Miles" by Emily Dickinson.

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) was an American poet who spent most of her life in seclusion. This poem, inspired by Dickinson’s experiences watching the newly constructed rails and train pass through her hometown, depicts the arrival of the "iron horse" and technological progress.

As we read, we will be discussing the theme of Technology, Progress & Industry as it relates to the text. We are trying to answer this big question :

"What are the costs and benefits of technology?"

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