Bibliography Relation to Analysis of Emily Dickinson´s Writings
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Anderson, Paul W. "The Metaphysical Mirth of Emily Dickinson." Georgia Review 20.1 Spring 1966): 72-83. Rpt. in Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism. Ed. Jessica Bomarito and Russel Whitaker. Vol. 171. Detroit: Gale, 2006. Literature Resource Center. Web. 14 Feb. 2014.
Anderson accomplishes the discernment of Dickinson’s poems and their allusions to many classic myths. He denotes the figurative language that Dickinson utilizes in her poetry to relate to her themes. With these key elements in mind, Anderson is then able to compare Dickinson’s works to other authors who have tried to reach the same goals, however, Dickinson is able to better achieve the extrapolation of the myths through her profound and truly exquisite writing.
In Dickinson’s A Narrow Fellow In the Grass, the tone is described to be bashful and resonant with the perception of the human existence theme. In his explanation of Dickinson’s uses of Jungian’s collective unconscious concepts and of myth, she is a classic as she adeptly composes a description of a snake, excluding its gruesome characteristics. He explains that Dickinson creates a graceful deviation of the idea of a snake, calling it a “narrow Fellow”, unlike its typical portrayal, through personification. In order to further reinforce Dickinson’s excellent innovation in her poem, Anderson compares this literary work to Robert Bridge’s “Low Barometer,” and demonstrates Dickinson’s above and beyond depiction of the “narrow Fellow,” and how it