Emily Dickinson Essays

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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...

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Emily Dickinson's Collected Poems

“Whenever a thing is done for the first time, it releases a little demon” (Dickinson, n.d.). At first glance, this utterance by Emily Dickinson conveys a negative attitude towards the unique and the new. However, upon second interpretation, this...