Emily Dickinson

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Jasmine Cannon

Prof. McDade

American Lit II

June 27, 2011

Emily Dickinson: American Poet

I chose to do my essay over Emily Dickinson who is known as the American Poet. Emily’s poems were often recognized by many different poets and also by several readers due to the fact that she was easy to relate to. Also Dickinson wrote poems that created a significant sign of imagery that created a unique lyrically style of writing. Although half of her work was written during the Civil war, there was no influence in her poetry. Emily’s work makes or shows nothing so much as that she had the themes, the insight, the observation, and the capacity for honesty, which If she only known how or only known why these particular areas would have made the major instead of the minor fraction of her genuine poetry. In this essay I am going to be talking about a few of Dickinson poems which are: “There is another sky”, “Because I could not stop for death”, and “Nobody knows this little Rose”. The major themes of these three poems are going to be talking about optimistic, immortality, and honesty of her work.

In the first poem, “There is another sky” by Emily Dickinson is a poem for her brother Austin. She uses nature as means to express the message she has for him; A poem like this is a typical ABCB rhyme scheme poem by Emily Dickinson. The poet’s usual status is depression, and writing poems often cheered her up. In the first half of the poem, the speaker is referring to a boy named Austin, telling him to forget about the negative events of life because there are so many happy ones already waiting for him. Life can be a paradise if one accepts to try new adventures or start a new one. In the second stanza, Emily is talking to Prithee, which is her younger brother. Emily talks about this garden, which represents paradise or the perfect life where pain, suffering, or any other negative aspects of life, so, he is invited to restart a new life. This part of the...
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