I do not understand As Imperceptibly as Grief by Emily Dickinson. Can someone help?

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AS imperceptibly as grief
The summer lapsed away,—
Too imperceptible, at last,
To seem like perfidy.

A quietness distilled, 5
As twilight long begun,
Or Nature, spending with herself
Sequestered afternoon.

The dusk drew earlier in,
The morning foreign shone,— 10
A courteous, yet harrowing grace,
As guest who would be gone.

And thus, without a wing,
Or service of a keel,
Our summer made her light escape 15
Into the beautiful.


I'm especially stuck with the last two stanzas. I was away when we did this in class. If anyone can name any techniques she uses and the effect they have, that would be greatly appreciated. Just anything useful that I could write in an exam I need to know this for my GCSE mock exam in 2 weeks, thanks
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hi,
I am in year 11 doing mock week this week.
I'm not very good with poetry, my weakest subject
but make sure to read the poem 3 times then write down what each line means.
good luck
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