However, her poetry did not reflect her Puritan upbringing at all.
Winner of the National Book Award, this massively detailed biography throws a light into the study of the brilliant poet. How did Emily Dickinson, from the small window over her desk, come to see a life that included the horror, exaltation and humor that lives her poetry? With abundance and impartiality, Richard B. Sewall shows us not just the poet nor the poetry, but the woman and her life.
However, some poems that I read impressed me at the first glance.
The attempt will be made to show how Dickinson used humor and / or irony for the dual purposes of comic relief and to stress an idea or conclusion about her life and environment expressed by the poetess in the respective poem....
Though she was dissuaded from reading the verse of her contemporary Walt Whitman by rumors of its disgracefulness, the two poets are now connected by the distinguished place they hold as the founders of a uniquely American poetic voice.
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Lavinia Greenlaw has published five collections of poems, most recently The Casual Perfect (2011) and A Double Sorrow: Troilus and Criseyde (2014). Her prose includes The Importance of Music to Girls (2007) and Questions of Travel: William Morris in Iceland (2011). Formerly Professor of Poetry at the University of East Anglia, she has held a number of posts, including British Council Fellow in Writing at Amherst College, Massachusetts. She also writes about music, art, landscape, vision and light, and has received many awards, including the Prix du Premier Roman Etranger for her novel Mary George of Allnorthover (2001) and the Ted Hughes Award for her sound work, ‘Audio Obscura’.
These poets seemed to have a liberating effect on Emily's writing.
With Benjamin being her mentor, Emily was influenced to enjoy and read poetry when Benjamin introduced her to William Wordsworth and Ralph Waldo Emerson's.
Immortality became one of her most frequent topics in her poems.
Dickinson's poetry today challenges us to confrontaspects of our own inner processes in relation to psychologicalpain, death, the world and possible -- though not undoubted --transcendence of it, and frustrated desire, to name just a few ofthe themes....
Her romanticism poetry drew attention from fellow literary legends.
Ferlazzo describes her writings: “Many students and casual readers of her poetry have enjoyed hearing tales about her which remind them of storybook heroines locked in castles, of beautiful maidens cruelty relegated to a life of drudgery...
Emily was the second born child of Edward and Emily Dickinson.
Even tough her poems were not completed and written on scraps of paper, she is considered one of the great geniuses of nineteenth-century American poetry.