Emily Dickinson

Whitman & Dickinson-Nature Death & Immortality

Emily Dickinson & Walt Whitman were both poets of the nineteenth century that both captured their readers by their unique style of writing. Dickinson grew up in a wealthy family where her father and grandfather were lawyers. Although they were very outspoken, she was very introverted and put words to paper. Her lifestyle led to […]

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Analysis of Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson is one of America’s most recognized female poets of the nineteenth century. Dickinson’s unique style of writing is what set her apart from most poets of her time. Her compressed and forceful wording made it possible for her to place more meaning into fewer words; this is seen in Dickinson’s poem, “Much Madness […]

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Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson is said to be the best American writer ever. She broke down with the conventional style of writing poetry and created her own, containing ‘imperfect’ rhymes, irregular lines and stanzas, no proper punctuation, and capital letters (with no clear reason for the last thing). What makes Dickinson’s poetry so interesting? I would like […]

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I Know He Exist by Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson writes her poems using words that can be translated differently by nearly every reader. Though she presents obvious truth when reading the surface of her poems, she provides a creative, much deeper meaning behind the first impression if one dares to expand their minds outside of their normal thought range. “I know that […]

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Gordon Bennet’s Outsider and Emily Dickinson Poems

Unique individuals can find belonging through dissatisfaction or a feeling of alienation when conforming to society’s expectations, leaving an individual in a state of paradox. This leaves the intrinsic individual to place value on their self, rather than attempting to reform to expectations. This is shown in the painting, ‘Outsider’ by Gordon Bennett and through […]

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I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain

In Emily Dickinson’s poem, “I Felt A Funeral, In My Brain,” she is describing the mental breakdown of her sanity using a funeral as a metaphor and she does this very nicely within this poem. The first time reading through the poem, it was hard to make of it. The second time reading the poem, […]

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