Essay on Emily Dickinson's Works

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Emily Dickinson's Works

There is a life in Emily Dickinson’s poems, readers have found. Although one may not completely understand her as a legend, a writer, or as a part of literature books, she is considered one of America’s greatest poets. While unknown answers may not be revealed about her, secrets may not be told, nor any new discoveries made, evidence from books and articles showing Emily Dickinson’s experiences and hardships exists. Critic Paul J. Ferlazzo describes her writings: “Many students and casual readers of her poetry have enjoyed hearing tales about her which remind them of storybook heroines locked in castles, of beautiful maidens cruelty relegated to a life of drudgery and obscurity, of genius so great that all
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She wanted to create her own poetic craft that demonstrated her independence, and this extraordinary individuality characterizes her work and career. Ferlazzo gives some prime examples of her poetry dealing with her religious experience: “Most of her poems and letters are given a biographical reading. For instance, “Going to Heaven!” and “Some Keep the Sabbath going to church” are meant to summarize her religious opinions.” 3
Going to Heaven! Some keep the Sabbath going. I don’t know when-to church: Pray not ask me how!I keep it staying at home,Indeed I’m too astonished With a bobolink for a to think of answering you! chorister, Going to Heaven! And an orchard for a dome.

How dim it sounds! Some keep the Sabbath in and yet it will be done surplice; As sure as the flocks go home at night I just wear my wings; Into the Shepherd’s arm and instead of tolling the bell for church.

I’m glad I don’t believe it our little sexton sings for it would stop my breath-And I’d like to look a little more God preaches-a noted At such a curious Earth! clergyman-
I’m glad they did believe it. And the sermon is never. Whom I have never found long;
Since the mighty Autumn afternoon So instead of getting to I left them in the ground. heaven at
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