In Dickinson’s “MyLife Had Stood—A Loaded Gun”, was viewed literally, thinking the poem was regarding a gun and its owner. After reading the poem over and over again the reader picks up on the emotions the writer portrays. Dickinson’s poetry carries deep emotion with her personal life and views. She uses the gun to speak out everything masculine: “Loaded Gun” (1) cruel not pleasant, “hunt the Doe” (6) kills not...
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...sed society with religious overtones throughout the poem, as though religion and God are placing pressure on her. The is a very deep poem that can be taken in may ways depending on the readers stature yet one thing is certain; this poem speaks on Woman’s Identity.
Dickinson, Emily. “My life had stood – a Loaded Gun” Literature An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (10th Edition) (Kennedy/Gioia Literature Series). New York: Longman, 2006. 770.
Nester, Nancy L. “O’Connor’s A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND. “The Explicator 64.2 (2006): 115-118. Research Library, ProQuest. Web. 24 Jul. 2009.
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