Analysis Of Emily Dickinson 's Poem ' The Poetries Of Emily '

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The poetries of Emily Dickinson has intrigued and enthralled many people after her death in 1886. Dickinson is known for leading a mainly reclusive and introverted existence in most of her life, exploring her own world of emotions and feelings through her poetry.
Dickinson’s poetry reflects her loneliness and the speaker of her poems generally live in a state of want, but her poems are also marked by the intimate recollection of inspirational moments which are decidedly life giving and suggests the possibility of happiness. In the year 1860s, she lived in almost total physical isolation from the outside world, but actively maintain many correspondences and read widely. In her poems on death, critics have observed that there is the universal craving for establishing communion with the dead. Perhaps it was this craving which gave rise to the belief in the immortality of the soul or in the life after death. This belief has softened the pangs of separation from the dead. In Emily there is also such softening of sorrow. She finds comfort in the knowledge that the bustle of life in its variety would continue.
The poems of Emily Dickinson cover a wide range of topics that does not fit into any one genre therefore regarded as an innovative and pre-modernist poet. Fewer than a dozen of her nearly eighteen hundred poems were published during her lifetime. Dickinson 's poems are unique for the era in which she wrote; they contain short lines, typically lack titles, and often use slant…
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