Emily Dickinson was a gothic writer in the eighteenth century. Dickinson used a fascination with

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Emily Dickinson was a gothic writer in the eighteenth century. Dickinson used a fascination with death in most of her writing. Her interest in death is often criticized for being morbid but today it is seemed to be sensitive and imaginative. Dickinson grew up around death which affected her greatly. Her seclusion may have contributed to the meanings of her poetry. The isolation from society helped Emily Dickinson’s style evolve into one that can be recognized. This isolation “offered the opportunity for her to explore her mind” (Daniels 2). The death of her mother and father devastated her greatly and influenced her poetry even more. Many of her poems mentioned God and religion in a nonconventional way.…show more content…
It is about what happens beyond our control and that death is inevitable and when it happens it will take us to our next journey after this world. Emily Dickinson’s poem ‘’I Died for Beauty” decribes someone who died for beauty interacting with someone who died for truth. When Emily Dickinson writes; “Adjusted in the tomb when one who died for truth was lain in an adjoining room-“, This gives the reader a understanding that the speaker hardly had time to adjust to her tomb before a man was laid in another tomb next to hers. Dickinson also wrote; “He questioned softly “Why I failed”?” the reader can infer that the man asked the speaker why she died, she answered “For Beauty”. Then man also claims that he died for trust and says that trust and beauty are the same thing. “I Heard A Fly Buzz-when I Died”, is a writing from beyond the grave, it is describing the scene the scene of the speakers death. The poem starts with a fly interrupting “The stillness in the room”, which is not a permanent peace. It is not focused on what comes after death,eternity and the afterlife, it is focused on the actual momment of dying and havind one’s last moments. Not much is known about Emily Dickinson’s personal life. Which is why other authors and readers lead to much curiosity. While never popular in her lifetime for her writings, Dickinson has become one of the widely know poets in history. Dickinson’s poems reflect her early and lifelong

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