mean, for Dickinson, to dwell in unreality. Possibility, as her poem on the subject maintains, is the space of the mind and of the poem: the space of emotional and intellectual experience…(where) she as woman and poet could in fact achieve both power and safety” (Juhasz, 109). Juhasz further explains Emily’s intentions when she says, "This house is 'Possibility,' the imagination. Dwelling there, the lady of the manor makes not cakes but poetry . . . . because of the power of the imagination, the 'housewife'
afterlife. For example, Emily Dickinson never reached the world of fame with her writing while alive. However in death, she became well-known for her supplemental use of dashes. In contrast to Dickinson’s fame after death, another writer by the name of Sylvia Plath became famous while still alive. What influenced these two women to write poetry with such unique styles? One could assert Plath’s creative style could have been influenced by past experiences throughout her life and the same could be said
Emily Dickinson was an extremely influential and innovative poet. Her capacity to think outside the box and voice her thoughts creatively has made her one of the more famous poets of all time. She saw and learned about the world from a unique point of view and turned her findings into art. Despite the fact that her ideas were primarily born from opinions and thoughts, many of her works expressed her frustration with real problems happening in the world. I will be discussing Emily Dickinson,
Emily Dickinson’s collection of poems in The Norton Anthology of American Literature is quite extensive, making my poem selection choice challenging; my grappling over so many poems led to choosing two that I most enjoyed, but also struck me as profound, moving my emotions. The two poems to be interpreted are poem 465 (page 6 of the packet) and poem 214 (page 10 of the packet). In my explicatory comparison of these two poems, I will compare the poetic strategies of both, but also elucidate how
Emily Dickinson was a woman of powerful voice, strong emotions, and incredible intellectual ability. With the help of her family background, education, and other life experiences, Emily was able to begin her life as a writer to clearly and sharply describe her emotions and life story during the period of the Gilded Age. The Gilded Age was a time of many changes and adaptations for America as seen in the invention of the railroad, the appearances of monopolies, immigration increases, and many other
Emily Dickinson had the same recurring theme in her poems: death. Her poem “Because I could not stop for death” not only reflects that, but also shows how her writing differed from those of the poets of her time. The poem is not actually titled “Because I Could Not Stop for Death.” Dickinson left the poem untitled. It was one of the many poems she wrote that were unpublished. However, it may also be titled “The Chariot.” It “is generally considered to be one of the great masterpieces of American