Also question is, what does the narrow fellow in the grass represent?
Even naming the snake a “ narrow fellow ” with a “spotted shaft” is sexually suggestive of male genitalia, just as the grass that divides, closing and then “opening further on” is suggestive of female genitalia.
Also, who wrote a narrow fellow in the grass? Dickinson
Just so, what is the tone of a narrow fellow in the grass?
The poem is presented through a young boy as he makes his way through cool and damp grassland during the afternoon. The issue the young boy must deal with is the unwelcome encounter with a snake. From the first glimpse of the slithering snake the tone of the poem is set: an uneasiness mood followed by persistent fear.
How does the speaker in a narrow fellow in the grass feel about snakes?
The speaker feels “a tighter breathing” and “zero at the bone” every time he/she sees a snake . “Tighter breathing” suggests constriction, a holding of the breath; is this a pleasant or an unpleasant feeling ? “Zero” suggests cold and also nothingness.