I taste a liquor never brewed poem explain.

i taste a liquor never brewed poem explain.

The question and answer of the poem I Taste A Liquor Never Brewed by Emily Dickinson will help you a lot to take academic preparation on this poem. If you are a student of this poem then I hope you find this article helpful. So, let’s start.

I Taste A Liquor Never Brewed Brief Questions And Answers

Q.1. What does the poet imagine? 

Ans. The poet images that she tastes a liquor that has never been brewed from a tank: ds scooped in pearl. 

Q.2: What kind of alcohol is it? 

Ans. The alcohol is of such kind as is not available even from all the vats upon the river Rhine. 

Q.3. What is the poet intoxicated about? 

Ans. The poet is intoxicated about air and is a libertine or debauchee of dew. 

Q.4. What does the poet do, being intoxicated? 

Ans. Being intoxicated she reels through endless summer days.

Q.5. When will the poet go on drinking liquor from the flowers of digitalis? 

Ans. The poet will go on drinking the liquor from the flowers of digitalis when the landlords turn out the drunken bees from the flowers of the digitalis plant, and when the butterflies give up their drinks. 

Q.6. What will the seraphs and the saints do to see her as a drinker? 

Ans. The seraphs will swing their snowy hats, and saints will run to the windows to see her as a drinker, leaning against the sun, as if against a lamp-post. 

Q.7. What attitude of the poet to Nature is revealed in the poem? 

Ans. The poet reveals an attitude of deep sensuous enjoyment of nature; of course, her expression is mostly indirect because she speaks in terms of symbols. 

Q8. What do you notice about the language of the poet? 

Ans. She uses the fewest words possible, but she achieves maximum poetic effect through the utmost economy.

I Taste A Liquor Never Brewed Short Questions And Answers 

Q.1. Emily Dickinson describes her intoxication in the poem “I taste a Liquor never brewed”. Elucidate. 

Ans. The poem “I taste a Liquor never brewed” gives a short but vivid description of her intoxication with drinking a liquor that is never brewed. Actually, by the expression “a liquor never brewed” she means the beauties of Nature. She has expressed her intense fascination for the beauties of Nature. Her drink is not any liquor that has ever been brewed anywhere in the world. 

She says, “Not all the vats upon the Rhine Yield such an alcohol.” Next, she says what she means actually. She means the Natural objects like air and dew only, as representatives of the beauties of Nature. She metaphorically expresses her intense love for Nature by the expressions “I taste a Liquor never brewed” and “Inebriate of air—am I—-/And debauchee of dew”. After drinking the liquor, that is enjoying the beauties of Nature she is like a drunken debauchee, and her drink is, as she mentions, are air and dew. Being intoxicated she goes reeling through the endless summer days. She drinks from the inns of “molten blue”, meaning the beauty of the endless blue sky. 

She drinks more when “landlords” turn out the drunken bees out of the foxglove flowers, and when butterflies give up their amount of drink. 

Q.2. What does the poet actually mean by her expression, “I taste a Liquor never brewed?” 

Ans. By the expression, “I taste a Liquor never brewed” the poet means she intensely enjoys the beauties of Nature. Her expression is metaphorical, and it should not be taken in a literal sense of the 

poet’s drinking intoxicating liquor. 

So, the liquor that she tastes is never brewed anywhere in the world. Of course, she makes her meaning Clear immediately after making the metaphorical statement, “I taste a Liquor never brewed” by pointing out the Natural objects like air, dew, foxglove, and butterflies. By her use of the word “taste”, we should not also mean a person’s tasting any drink with his tongue, the organ of tasting. She actually means her intense enjoyment of the objects and beauties of Nature. And the normal ‘result or effect of drinking too much—“I shall but drink thee more!”—is being intoxicated with it. 

She expresses her intoxication through the use of the words like inebriate, reeling, and debauchee. She expresses her idea of intoxication also metaphorically. 

Q.3. How does the poet insist on drinking the nectareous alcohol of 5 Nature? 


How long does the poet decide to drink the nectar of Nature, or enjoy the beauties of Nature?


The poet expresses great enthusiasm for drinking the alcohol of the beauties of Nature. 

Ans. In “I taste a Liquor never brewed”, Dickinson expresses her great zeal or enthusiasm for enjoying the alcohol, or nectar of the beauties of Nature. She declares that she is already drunken with the alcohol of the air and the dew, and the “molten blue”, that is, the sky or the heavens. But she does not stop there. Usually, the drinkers stop drinking at the point where they feel drunken or intoxicated. But the poet declares that she will not stop drinking after being drunk. 

She rather insists on going on drinking, even after the summer days when landlords turn the bees out of the foxgloves flowers, and after the butterflies renounce their quantities of drink from the flowers of different kinds. Though she mentions a few objects of Nature, she means the beauties of all objects of Nature. Those few objects actually represent all Nature. 

The poet’s insistence on drinking continually, even after being drunk, indicates her great love for Nature. Of course, she expresses her great enjoyment of Nature’s beauties through the metaphor of drinking alcohol and getting drunk. 

Q.4. How long will the poet continue drinking the alcohol or nectar from Nature? 

Ans. Dickinson declares her great love for Nature in the poem “lI tastes a Liquor never brewed”. She says she is “inebriate of air”, and “debauchee of dew”, and goes reeling through endless summer days from the inns of “Molten Blue”. But she will not stop at this point of her drinking. 

She says she will continue to drink till the’ angels, “swing their snowy hats”, and the saints of the world run to their windows to see her leaning against the sun as against a lamp-post. The “Seraphs” will swing their snowy hats—it indicates that they _ will show respect for her absorption in the beauties of Nature till she reaches the stage of leaning against the sun. The sun is the source of energy for all objects of Nature. Or, in other words, all objects of Nature derive their elements of life and sustenance from the sun. 

The poet’s leaving against the sun implies her reaching the point at which she will understand the mystery of Nature. The saints of the world will run to windows to see her at a celestial height—leaning against the sun——because they will realize her superiority as a saint; she has achieved this superiority through the love of Nature. 


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