Write a 5 pages paper on idea in bernadette mayer and emily dickinsons poems. This poem seems ironical to most of her poems as most of the other lyrics seem to depict the unfairness that co-exists within man’s life adventures. Liverpool asserts that the poem Victory Comes Late is one of the most ambiguous poems of Dickenson as it deeply explores the theme of theology. In this poem, she seems to concur with God’s idea of the sparrows partially. However, her main problem in the whole concept is, “why do people have to struggle too much, and in the end, they hardly have a chance to taste the fruits of their struggles!” Form the very first words (victory comes late) in her poem. one can undoubtedly conclude that she is confessing struggle. Unfortunately, the gains and rewards of the works are only achieved at the eleventh hour.
. . . . . . . . . . . In this particular poem, she uses an image of a wounded victorious fighter who is just about to say goodbye to his life, after a long battle. The soldier has no even a single drop of strength in him to feel the results of what he was fighting for. This is portrayed in the lines, “Too rapt with frost” and “To take it”. . Such depiction shown in this poem is accurate since, in life, many heroes have struggled for change, but rarely do they taste the fruits of their labor (Liverpool). She wonders if God was just being mean by allowing us only to taste a drop of our results or nothing at all. According to her, it would have been satisfying and sweeter if we had a full taste of our victories. She asks, “Was God so economical?”
. . . . . . . . . . . To a more in-depth understanding she does agree that God is our provider. He gives us all that we ask for, although his way of giving is very ambiguous. She says that the Gods table lies too high that we can only reach it by stretching. Liverpool explains that it is of fact that when you run something through trying you hardly get hold of it. Thus, to her in life, we are doomed to the curse of ignoring enjoyment and instead focus more on achievement. It is hence one’s choice to either stand comfortably and gets the crumbs falling off from the table or stand on tiptoes and taste the main dish. This signifies that God impresses hard work. Thus, only those who struggle can attain their desired ends.