Emily Dickson Poetic Style Of The Works Of George Eliot, Hawthorne, The Brownings, And Other Earlier

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Known as one of America’s best poets, Emily Dickson poetic style sets her apart from all the rest. Every writer has his/her own unique ways based on theme, style, and punctuation special just to him/her; this is the same of Ms. Dickinson. Before peering into her work, lets get a little background information into the lifestyle, literary work that influenced her, and religious change of her time. Dickinson lived as a recluse. According to the experts the “Dickinson 's reading was comparatively wide, and she knew both the essays and poems of Emerson, as well as Shakespeare, the Bible, the works of George Eliot, Hawthorne, the Brownings, and other earlier and contemporary classics”. Influences from their works can be seen in portions of her writings. The changing of religious ideas played a huge part in her writings as well. Experts speak about the Puritanism ideas of that era as well as the Unitarianism, which “watered down the emotional components of religion”; the experts also spoke about Transcendentalism. Experts bring out “For Dickinson, the crucial religious question was the survival of the soul after death. She rejected absolutely the idea of man 's innate depravity; she favored the Emersonian partial reversal of Puritanism that conceived greatness of soul as the source of immortality” which is shown in some of her poems. Her background plays a role on the common theme of her poems. (Houghton 2). There is a common theme that each poet usually writes about. For

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