The grass divides as with a comb

from Emily Dickinson – A narrow fellow in the grass on Rap Genius


There are frequent references to hair over the course of this poem. This is the first overt one. It shows delicacy in the environment and, to an extent, denotes the power of the snake and also the harmony of nature. The grass is inferior to the animals yet there is such a smooth interaction between them. A simile has been used here

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