Her life after her illness became very narrow and she grew more eccentric as time passed (Huffstutler 1-2). She often only talked to people behind closed doors as a child and her sister Lavinia acted as her buffer to the outside world (Huffstutler 3). As Dickinson turned inward, she also turned to writing poetry. Emily Dickinson encountered many tragedies throughout her lifetime. After the death of her father in1874, Dickinson seemed to be constantly preoccupied with death.
Emily’s father died in 1874, her nephew Gilbert died in 1883, and both Charles Wadsworth (Emily’s lover) and Emily’s mother died in 1882. Over those years, many of the most influential and precious friendships of Emily’s passed away, and that gave way to the more concentrated obsession with death in her poetry. As a result of Emily Dickinson’s life of solitude, she was able to focus on her world more sharply than other authors of her time —contemporary authors who had no effect on her writing. Emily was original and innovative in her poetry. Many of her poems were completed and written on scraps of paper, such as old grocery lists.
I was quite fond of my grandmother and she and I had a close relationship. When she passed away, I was devastated and went through a series of phases and emotions, much like those descr... ... middle of paper ... ...otions are expressed in the poems “Funeral Blues” by W.H. Auden, “The Memory of Elena” by Carolyn Forche, and “The last Night that She lived” by Emily Dickenson. Although each poet writes with his or her own literary techniques, such as rhyme scheme and hyperbole, symbolism and repetition, and dramatic pauses, they all have made the experience of death seem real and personal to the reader, and that is why their works are considered great works of modern, contemporary, and classical poetry. Works Cited Auden, W.H.
Throughout Emily Dickinson’s life she has created an array of poems. Although many of the poems that she had written were not published till after she was dead; ironically, many of her poems revolve around the subject of death. The two poems that are being examined and represent the idea, theme, and observations revolving around death. Many writers try to understand if Dickinson was exacerbated, excited or curios about the states, myths, and deplores that surround the stigma of about death. In read several articles about the concept of death to miss Dickinson; many people wanted to know why she has written many poems revolving the subject of death.
The Broken Heart of Sylvia Plath "Dying is an art, like everything else. I do it exceptionally well." Sylvia Plath has long been recognized as a poetic icon. After committing suicide in her thirties, many of her previously unrecognized works gained notoriety and praise. Throughout her life, she struggled to be accepted into the literary world.
Although her work was influenced by great poets of the time, she published many strong poems herself. Two of Emily Dickinson’s famous poems, “Because I Could Not Stop for Death” and “I Heard a Fly Buzz- When I Died”, are both about life’s one few certainties, death, and that is where the similarities end. Although both poems were written by the same poet around the same time, their idea of what lies after death differs. In one of the poems, there appears to be an afterlife, while in the other poem, there is nothing. For example, in her work of, “Because I Could Not Stop for Death”, Dickinson tells the reader a tale of a woman being taken away by Death.
We will talk about the thanatopsis from three aspects: the classification, the thanatopsis in her works and the cause of her thanatopsis. Keywords: Emily Dickinson; death; thanatopsis I. Introduction Death is always a common theme in literature in not only old days but also present time, but in most of the case, death is described as a bad and horrible thing. Emily Dickinson is one of the most outstanding poets who write about the theme of death. In American literature, she is considered as one of the top three poets with Edgar Allan Poe and Whiteman.
The most self-sufficient, and the neediest. The proudest, and the most vulnerable. These contradictions, which we as her readers encounter repeatedly in her poems, are understandable, not paradoxical, for they result from the tension between the life to which she was born and the one to which she aspired” (1). Dickinson poured her heart and soul into over 1,700 poems, 600 of which relate to death. Paul J. Ferlazzo, a contributing author of “Emily Dickinson” write... ... middle of paper ... ...d A. Walton Litz.
The life led by Emily Dickinson was one secluded from the outside world, but full of color and light within. During her time she was not well known, but as time progressed after her death more and more people took her works into consideration and many of them were published. Dickinson’s life was interesting in its self, but the life her poems held, changed American Literature. Emily Dickinson led a unique life that emotionally attached her to her writing and the people who would read them long after she died. Emily Dickinson was born December 10th, 1830 in her family home on main street in Amherst, Massachusetts to her two parents Edward and Emily Norcross Dickinson.
The Story of an Hour 'The Story of an Hour' is one of Kate Chopin's most famous short stories. There is a great deal of marital instability in the story by Chopin because most of her well-known stories and novels deal with a woman who wishes for freedom or a marriage that is out of balance. In 'The Story of an Hour,' Chopin deals with an ironical twist; it is that the wife in the story, Louise Mallard, does not realize she is displeased with her marriage until she is told that her husband has been killed in a train accident. For an hour, Louise believes her husband's death and sets about planning her future in her mind; when she discovers the rumor of his death is not true, she dies of a heart problem at the end. The common argument in the story is that whether Louise dies of happiness or sadness about her husband's news.