Theme Of Isolation In The Desert Places By Emily Dickinson

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Poetry is an aesthetic form of literature that enriches and enhances the meaning of writing. In poetry, there is often analytical discussion about what the author’s meaning and purpose for his or her writing. To fully understand the text, it is often helpful to read another poem of a similar theme. This is can be seen when reading Robert Frost 's "Desert Places" (759) and Emily Dickinson 's "I felt a Funeral, in my Brain" (726) together. The two poems use setting to define the theme of isolation but differ in the type of isolation featured. When read together, they present a deeper understanding of the theme of isolation and the prevalence. Both poems by Frost and Dickinson use setting to define the theme of isolation. Since both poems present…show more content…
By reading the two together, the reader can see how isolation can be caused by the imagery of setting, but can differ in their type of isolation. Together, Frost 's "Desert Places" (759) and Dickinson 's "I felt a Funeral, in my Brain" (726) illustrate one another as to the type of isolation that is taking effect in each poem; without one another, the importance as to the type of isolation would not be as significant to the reader. Since Frost 's narrator is shown to be physically separated from any type of interaction the reader can better understand how the narrator in Dickinson 's poem is emotionally isolated because he or she chooses to not interact with the people at the funeral. Also, since Dickinson 's narrator is surrounded by people, but chooses to not interact with them, which supports how Frost 's poem examples a physical isolation because even his narrator wanted to interact with someone there is an absence of people. Since each poem helps to bring out the specific type of isolation in the other poem, the reader can better understand how isolation can be caused by surrounding aspects or due to one 's own choices to be secluded from other surrounding people. In conclusion, Robert Frost’s "Desert Places" (Frost 759) and Emily Dickinson’s "I felt a Funeral, in my Brain" (Dickinson 726) are similar in the way that they both use setting to define the theme of isolation. Even though they share a similar theme, they differ in the types of isolation. While Frost 's poem portrays a physical isolation and Dickinson 's poem portrays an emotional isolation, they can both relate to one another to provide a deeper understanding as to the poetic theme of isolation to the
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