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The Theme of Longing in Wild Geese by Mary Oliver, The World is Too Much with Us by William Wordsworth, and My Life Has Stood - A Loaded Gun by Emily Dickinson
Longing as a theme in classic poems Longing for something can often be a terrible feeling. Wanting something that you know you cannot have never feels well. Longing can apply to a number of things, such as wanting a material object, wanting a relationship or some sort of connection with someone, or longing for change, an...
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A Narrative of the Difficulties of Writing the Poems of Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson is such a unique poet that it is tough to place her in any particular tradition—she seems to come from everywhere and nowhere at once. Her poetic form has four-line stanzas that I tried to duplicate in the poem. Of all the poems I’ve read from Emily Dickinson, my favorite ones were the ones about life and th...
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The Relationship between an Individual and Truth in Emily Dickinson's 1129
In her poem "1129," Emily Dickinson personifies the truth, establishing it as an identity whose chief function is to dazzle observers into submission lest they openly confront it at great personal cost. Operating under the assumption that a working relationship between the truth and an individual is consciously adopted, Dic...
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Eco-Feminism in the Literary Works of Emily Dickinson
Eco-feminism is the philosophical and political movement that combines ecological concerns with feminist ones, in an attempt to alter a male dominated society. The theory rests on the idea that patriarchal philosophies are harmful and affect the way in which we see women, and how we relate their value to our everyday lives....
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The Theme of Death in the Poems Because I Could Not Stop for Death, To My Dear and Loving Husband, and Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night
Death is something that everyone thinks about at some point in time.
Death is just a part of life. It's inevitable. While the concept of death
is accepted by some people, it is immensely feared by others. What comes
after death is something that everyone questions and has a different belief
about. Some people believe that d...
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The Differences between Versions of Emily Dickinson's Poem When I Was Small, a Woman Died
Emily Dickinson's poem, "When I was small, a woman died", tells the story a young man and his heroic death in a time of bloody battle. In the first stanza, the reader discovers that the boy's mother died a while ago, and now he has joined the army, a decision that leads to his death. The boy is initially characterized as br...
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Original and Edited Version of Emily Dickinson's Poem When I Was Small, a Woman Died: How the Difference in the Number of Stanzas Change the Poem's Meaning
The discrepancy between Emily Dickinson’s original  “When I was small, a Woman died” and the version of the poem edited and published by her family is that the former poem has five stanzas, and the latter has only four stanzas, with the fifth removed. One stanza can of course represent an incredible amount of meaning in a p...
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A Critical View on the Changes Made in Emily Dickinson's
Within the world we live in today, many important stories or events often get “skewed,” due to the popularity they would obtain if either worded or appeared a bit differently. One often “skewed” image throughout today’s society, is the way the media continuously alters the truth. Although many may have witnessed an incident...
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When I Was Small, a Woman Died by Emily Dickinson: a Comparison of the Original and Edited Version of the Poem
The edits made to the poem "When I was Small, A Woman died" greatly impact both the reading of the poem and its overall quality. The dashes in the original provide a breathy quality to the poem that makes the poem feel more intimate and heartfelt. Likewise, the lack of a traditional rhyming structure lends itself to the ton...
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The Themes of Darkness in the Poems We Grow Accustomed to the Dark by Emily Dickinson and Acquainted With the Night by Robert Frost
The poems “We grow accustomed to the Dark” by Emily Dickinson and “Acquainted with the Night” by Robert Frost are both distinctly about darkness. Both authors relate the darkness to real life emotions such as sadness and depression, but the way they both describe it as is different than one another. That can be told by the...
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