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images and key words recur in Dickinson poems


timothy l #209687
Oct 30, 2011 11:02 AM

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images and key words recur in Dickinson poems

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rebecca d #177069
Oct 31, 2011 11:49 AM

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The recurring images and key words that recur in Emily's poems are based on the main themes she discusses. For example, "the achievement of status or the lack of status; repeatedly she uses terms like "queen," "royal," "imperial," and "lowly."

"Dickinson commonly used vibrant words, her own personal meanings for words, metaphors, and similes in her writing. All of these created a style of figurative language that is unique to all of Emily Dickinson poetry."

One very common use of imagery used by Dickinson was that of nature as an image of God or heaven.


The Imagery of Emily Dickinson, by Ruth Flanders McNaughton (1977)


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