Friday, August 20, 2010

Summer Shower

In Seattle, even in the summer, the cloud cover often doesn't burn off until mid day. People here have a different attitude about summer rain here than they do in Tucson where I lived for so many years. What is the speaker's attitude toward summer rainfall in Emily Dickinson's "Summer Shower"? Does the poem give us any clues about the climate of the land in which she lives?