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Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson is known as one of the greatest poets of all time writing 1775 brief poems in her lifetime She is famous for her vast sense of style and theme Author David Porter said by mapping the themes in a poets oeuvre we seek in a standard way to classify and thereby broadly comprehend the writer we want to know what besides the book binding and the authors name holds the poems together Grabher 183 Despite her vast sense of style and subject one may conclude by looking intently at her biography and lifestyle that Emily Dickinson carries a theme of loss throughout her poems Dickinson reveals her loss of loved ones most commonly through death in many of her poems Students meeting Dickinson for the first time and even critics may misinterpret her as being morbid Frank D Rashid a teacher of Dickinsons poetry expresses however that some understanding of Dickinsons life can make her concern with death much more understandable Gibaldi 137 Living in a time period where technology was not as advanced as it is today disease and death were not foreign in peoples daily lives There was a constant threat of tuberculosis the Norcrosses Dickinsons mothers family were particularly vulnerable to the disease as were many of her schoolmates 137 The role of women and young girls as watchers of the dying made them especially aware of death 137 Dickinsons memorable visit at age thirteen to the deathbed of her friend Sophia Holland was not unusual 137 Dickinson herself was constantly in bed with the deadly flu 137 Her personal awareness of death and the loss of her loved ones through such circumstances are revealed in such poems as I heard a Fly buzz Because I could not stop for Death and I felt a Funeral in my Brain One of the most famous is Because I could not stop for Death
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