Emily Dickinson Essays

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Emily Dickinson's Collected Poems

Originally examined by Immanuel Kant, he describes the sublime as an aesthetic experience in which one feels a greatness beyond all possibility of calculation, measurement, or imitation. The sublime is known to be found in “formless objects" or...

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Emily Dickinson's Collected Poems

The human experience demands pitfalls and darkness in order to grow and appreciate the light of life. Authors and poets control responsibility over recording these experiences that shape us and offering insight to the dark feeling that reside in...

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Emily Dickinson's Collected Poems

In her poem “I Heard a Fly Buzz -- When I Died --”, Emily Dickinson retells the story of the moments leading up to, and the moment of, her own imagined death as an unsuspecting fly interrupts her anticipated escort to the afterlife by God himself....

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Emily Dickinson's Collected Poems

“Because I could not stop for Death” by Emily Dickinson, is a poem that explores dying as peaceful and ordinary, which is unlike some of Dickinson's poems focusing on death that are unnerving. This exploration comes from a speaker, who is long...

Emily Dickinson's Collected Poems

Emily Dickinson is perhaps one of the most intriguing American poets studied. The remote look in her eyes mirror her life, which she mostly spent secluded in her home in Amherst, Massachusetts. While leading an outwardly reclusive life, she...

Emily Dickinson's Collected Poems

Emily Dickinson's poem, "I Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died," is an attempt to answer one of the premier questions of life: What happens when we die? In her word choice, images, and patterns of sound, Dickinson reflects the incongruence between the...

Emily Dickinson's Collected Poems

With a few straight lines, perhaps a dot, and an occasional squiggle, Word is born. Despite its humble beginnings, Word holds the possibility of greatness: the ability to cause war, to make peace, to express love, to describe fear. While many...

Emily Dickinson's Collected Poems

Emily Dickinson's poem, “My Life Had Stood - A Loaded Gun,” explores grim themes found behind the romanticized perception of love. In the beginning of the work, Dickinson shows the headstrong and volatile nature of the speaker. A man chooses this...