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  • Essay on A poem and a loaded gun

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    A Poem and a Loaded Gun The post civil war era was wrought with sexism and backwards thinking. Emily Dickinson was born in 1830, wrote 1800 poems in her lifetime. She has become known for unfolding the social boundaries surrounding women in this time period. Most of her life was shrouded in seclusion and mystery. In the realm of poetry, authors are creative with their usage of literary techniques in order to illustrate their point of view to the reader. Emily Dickinson is especially known for her

  • Analysis of Dickinson's Loaded Gun Poem

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    In the poem 764 of The Norton Anthology which starts "My Life had stood - a Loaded Gun -" (line 1), Emily Dickinson takes on the role of a married woman of the nineteenth century whose husband owns and completely controls her. The woman, whose voice Dickinson wrote from, reflects on the importance of her husband 's life to hers and her dependency on him being there to direct her life. Dickinson never married and lived a secluded life in her family 's home, only ever leaving the house for one year

  • An Explication of Emily Dickinson's Loaded Gun Essays

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    An Explication of Emily Dickinson's "Loaded Gun" Emily Dickinson's poem "My Life had stood-a Loaded Gun-" is a powerful statement of the speaker's choice to forego the accepted roles of her time and embrace a taboo existence, a life open only to men. The speaker does so wholeheartedly and without reservation, with any and all necessary force, exulting in her decision. She speaks with great power and passion, tolerating no interference, and wills herself to maintain this choice for her

  • Analysis Of My Life Had Stood A Loaded Gun

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    Dickinson’s poem, My Life Had Stood A Loaded Gun does not consist of the literary theory, moral criticism. Moral Criticism is defined as a literary critic that judges the value of a written piece based on morals or ethics. In light of the piece, one could simply look at the title and an individual can infer the poem to be about a suicide or about a man planning to kill another individual. Looking at the first stanza, one can see the man recognizing the gun. With that, the gun and the owner establish a connection

  • Analysis My Life Had Stood a Loaded Gun Essay

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    deciphering difficulties for the reader. But behind all the confusion is a hidden meaning that becomes clear, and one realizes that all the odd word choices were chosen for a specific reason. The poem I will try to analyze is My Life Had Stood—A Loaded Gun, or number 754. I find this to be one of her most difficult poems to decode. However, I find the images fascinating and the last stanza very confusing but intriguing. What I first thought the poem was about and what I finally came to a conclusion

  • Emily Dickinson's My Life Had Stood a Loaded Gun Essay

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    Life Had Stood – a Loaded Gun”, is a metaphor of a gun and its master which is used to represent a wife and her husband. This metaphor is used to illustrate an unbalanced relationship where the wife is objectified and lacks agency. The wife reduced to an object which is at the disposal of her hunter/master/husband. The gun narrates the poem and it takes pleasure in expressing its power to kill. The poem presents the challenge of identifying who the speaker is and who the gun metaphorically represents

  • My Life Had Stood A Loaded Gun By Emily Dickinson

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    There are many reasons behind Dickinson’s choice to use dashes in place of conventional punctuation marks such as periods or commas. In the poem, “My Life had stood - a Loaded Gun” Dickinson uses a dash mark in all but a few lines of the poem. Using the dash marks here slows down the reader while reading the poem. It lengthens the poem and puts more time between each line or even each word. This is done to add more emphasis

  • Analysis of Dickinson's Poem, My Life had Stood a Loaded Gun"

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    – a Loaded Gun” In the poem, “My Life had stood – a Loaded Gun,” published around 1863, Emily Dickinson effectively uses metaphorical language in making the speaker compare him/her self to a loaded gun. The speaker speaks as if he/she is a loaded gun waiting to expose their full potential. When reading this poem, one could definitely see religious connotations in that one cannot reach his/her full potential without The Master’s – God’s – help and direction. In “My Life had stood – a Loaded Gun

  • My Life Had Stood a Loaded Gun by Emily Dickinson Essay

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    My Life Had Stood a Loaded Gun by Emily Dickinson Today, few would deny that Emily Dickinson is an important figure in American literature. The numerous ways to interpret her poetry draws more and more readers into her publications. It's as if everyone could interpret Dickinson's poems into his or her personal life; seeing the poems the way they want to see it. This is the effect "flexible" poems have on people. In Dickinson's "My Life Had Stood—A Loaded Gun", I interpreted the

  • Emotion in Emily Dickinson's “My Life had stood – a Loaded Gun”

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    better understand the poem. When writing the poem “My Life had stood—a Loaded Gun” Dickinson thought of what format to use to express her emotions; Quatrain (four verses). This format is used to express deep emotions at any time. She uses lines in her poem that seem the same but not quite; they are “slant rhymes”. Dickinson grew up in a time where abolition rose up