Premium Content The Source of Eroticism in Emily Dickinson's Wild Nights! Wild Nights!
By Gerald Michael Rolfe - September 19, 1996
Emily Dickinson's "Wild Nights--Wild Nights!" is as enigmatic as it is condensed. Most critics agree that it is an essentially erotic poem, but interpretations vary widely within that shared recognition of its eroticism. There is disagreement as to what motivated Dickinson's eros, toward whom or what she directed that motivation, and even as to…
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