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A Correlation Between the Novels I Felt a Funeral, In My Brain by Emily Dickinson and And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard
Poetry Cross Reference in And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard “I felt a Funeral, in my Brain” by Emily Dickinson directly correlates with the novel And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard. First and foremost, throughout the novel, the main character, Emily Beam, is fascinated with, “Emily Dickinson, with her 1,775 poems…” (Hubbard 35). Em...
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A Theme Analysis of Hope Is the Thing With Feathers, a Poem by Emily Dickinson
Poem Analysis “Hope is the thing with feathers”, a poem by Emily Dickinson, portrays the theme of how there is always hope. The controlling metaphor of the poem compares hope to a bird “that perches in the soul” (2). Although vanquishment is practically inevitable in most peoples’ lives, the speaker of the poem expl...
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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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The Importance of Individualism in the Literature of Henry David Thoreau and Emily Dickinson
The Power of the Individual Self When it comes to the degree of influence that historical writers have had on American literature, Henry David Thoreau and Emily Dickinson tend to be among the few that genuinely stand out. Both writers are known for opting out of societies institutions and sort of rebelling against social c...
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An Analysis of the Grouping of Particular Words in the Poem I Felt a Funeral in My Brain by Emily Dickinson
The Loss of Humanity, Repetition, and Sanity Emily Dickinson’s poem “I felt a Funeral in my Brain” is composed of words that are chosen carefully to bring the poem together. I feel that the linkage of key words emphasizes main themes of the piece. While some terms provide insight on the speaker’s humanity slowly fall apart...
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The Role of Women Expressed Through the Poetry of Anne Bradstreet and Emily Dickinson
The Role of Women Expressed through the Poetry of Anne Bradstreet and Emily Dickinson Throughout history, women have been looked upon with a certain
perception of the role that they should have in society and at home, they
have struggled to have rights and were often treated like sec...
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The Theme of Love in the Soul Selects Her Own Society, a Poem by Emily Dickinson
"The Soul Selects Her Own Society" Of all the poems found to be written by Emily Dickinson, "The Soul
Selects Her Own Society" is one of the most emotionally raw one could find.
However, as Emily Dickinson poems go, this one rings true to the style,
tone, and themes Dickinson was known to use often. The theme of love...
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The Themes of Love and Death in Two Poems of Emily Dickinson
Death and Love in Emily Dickinson’s Poetry After Emily Dickinson’s death in 1886, her family and friends discovered hundreds of her poems. Today, if one were to read these poems, two themes would be prominent: love and death. Though these themes seem common to many poets, they were not simply themes to Emily Dickinson. Cir...
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The Archetypal Element of Darkness in We Grow Accustomed to the Dark by Emily Dickinson and Acquainted with the Night by Robert Frost
The archetypal element of darkness, in stark contrast with light, is a critical part of any writer’s toolbox. Besides its obvious ability to alter the atmosphere of any given piece, darkness can also be used symbolically to achieve a specificpurpose in writing. Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost, two American masters of poetr...
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A Review of Because I Could Not Stop for Death, a Poem by Emily Dickinson
Because I Could Not Stop For Death “Because I Could Not Stop for Death” is one of Emily Dickinson’s most famous poems. This poem is not only one of her most famous poems but perhaps one of the most famous poems ever written. Emily Dickinson was a phenomenal poet but unfortunately not greatly recognized until after her de...
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The Use of Figurative Language in the Poems of Emily Dickinson
Figurative language dips poems in a liquid that gives it the charm of many interpretations. Specifically in Emily DIckinson’s work, she abuses the use of similes, metaphors, and personification. Her poems, “My life closed twice before the close,” “I heard a fly buzz- when I died,” and “Much madness & Divinest Sense” thoroug...
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An Analysis of Emily Dickinson's The Brain Is Wider Than The Sky
Emily Dickinson The brain is larger, or has more potential, than the sky. Side-by-side the brain will contain the sky, easily. The second stanza is nearly the same as the first, except with the metaphor being the sea; the brain is deeper than the see. Blue to Blue (meaning compared) the one will absorb the other like a spo...
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An Analysis of Hope in CCCXIV by Emily Dickinson and the Road by Cormac McCarthy
Contrast The Road and CCCXIV        Hope is an integral part of the human experience.  It gives people the will to live and provides comfort to those who need it. It exists to keep humans alive through the toughest of times. Humans in the most desperate situations keep hope alive by believing in the existence of a better f...
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An Analysis of Emily Dickinson's Fascination With Death to Help Understand the Source of the Themes of Her Works
Throughout the centuries single individuals have made their marks in literature and provided a style or theme never before presented. These individuals were innovative in their use of words and how they combined them, thus allowing the rest of the world to prosper from their works. One such individual that greatly impacted...
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An Analysis of the Poem One Need Not Be a Chamber - To Be Haunted by Emily Dickinson
In comparison, the images are no longer startling: a haunted house, a ghost, running away from stones, and an assassin, all pale in comparison to what happens in the mind. Fear is an emotion, a reaction to those perceived images. However, according to Dickinson in her poem One need not be a Chamber—to be Haunted--, fear i...
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Emily Dickinson Analysis
Emily Dickinson The website I am using was designed by the Department of English in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a reputable school; information presented by English professors should be viewed as reliable to a certain extent. In addition, the site contains a bibliography that cites both primary and seco...
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