Emily Dickinson Personal Response

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Emily Dickinson was an amazing writer that wasn’t acknowledged until after her death. She wrote many poems that all related to two subjects; death and nature. Both poem J. 816 and J. 1078 are both examples of poems that have the subject of death. These 2 poems have many similarities but differ in the form of theme.

Poem “J. 816” is of the subject of death. This is made clear throughout the poem. Some of the important quotes the helped determine the subject were: “Who till they died” (line 3) as well as “They died, Vitality begun.”(line 7). Poem “J. 1078” is also on the subject of death. This thought is also made clear throughout the poem. This is made clear by the quotes: “The Morning after Death”(line 2) as well as “Until Eternity”(line 8). These poems do relate in the way of subject, but have slightly different themes.

Although many of her poems related to two subjects, the theme differed. Poem J. 816, the subject of death portrays the thematic idea that- does after life exist? This is evident in line 5 when it says: “Who had they lived”. In poem J. 1078, the references to death create the thematic idea that questions what really happens in afterlife, or what to expect? This is evident in line 2 when it says: “The Morning after Death”.

Emily Dickinson’s poems all related to two subjects; death and nature. Although the themes she developed had a wide variety. She was a very outstanding poet, but wasn’t recognized until after she had died.
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