Poetry Appreciation Essay

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Good morning everyone. Today I would like to share my process of appreciation of the poetry 1773 with you.
When I first read this poetry, it inspired my curiosity: The poet declines to identify the two “close” explicitly, while it is certain that they were very painful. Whether one interprets them as death, as traumatic events, or as revelations, it seems to indicate that the speaker of the poem feels separated from the past. The word “closed” vividly pictures that old ideas, former relationships, and familiar ways of life are all sealed off in the past, as if locked behind a closed door with no possibility of going back.
Critics have claimed that the two closings likely refer to the real death of Dickinson's father and figurative death of
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When Emily Dickinson wrote these lines, Dickinson reveals that a letter provides her a link with "immortality," which in this context does not mean life after death but a sense of infinitude in this life. One might have expected her to use the word "Mortality," as that is the way that most people talk about the end of life. Dickinson presents the end of life as the beginning of Immortality. Anyhow, "Immortality," or endless life, is a sacred mystery which is…show more content…
On one level, it means separation. On another level, "parting" is used as a euphemism for dying. In this sense, the mysterious, unavoidable "close" is the permanent separation that occurs at the end of life. And it may also mean being tortured by spiritual loneliness.
In Dickinson's formula, "sorrow" is represented by "hell," Dickinson finds little relief in the sweetness that should be delivered by "heaven." When someone dies we might console ourselves with the idea that person has gone to a better world contemplate what heaven is like. However, the poet did not subscribe to conventional religious beliefs and would not place much value on learning more about the hereafter, especially at the high cost of a loved one's death.
The poet seems to be left alone with her incomprehensible sadness, but the structure of the poem tries to counteract her solitude. The piece is composed of two quatrains, which follow an ABCB rhyme scheme, close see unveil me. But meaning of the poem is divided between the first six lines and the last two lines. The final couplet is distinguished from the rest of the poem, yet these two parts are still linked by the sense. In the couplet, the poet changes the first person singular ("I") to the first person plural ("we"), a gesture that may mark her as a member of a community rather than an isolated
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