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The Tormented Soul of Emily Dickinson

- Emily Dickinson, the self-secluded poet from Amherst, is now considered one of the greatest American Poets. She, in breaking conventional grammar rules, created a new form of poetry, her own, to attain this title. Through the use of unconventional grammar styles Dickinson was able to create a poem, when read in the mind appears to be incomprehensible, but when read aloud is made clear to the reader. Dickinson also made use of common objects and emotions in her poems, which captivated the reader and allowed the reader to escape into a world created by her....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Gun Control And Gun Controls

- For years there has been a never-ending debate on gun controls due to high crime rates, and those who want to own a gun have to fight for their rights in order to physically own one; now that this has been a very hostile topic discussed for many years here in the United States. Before the enforcement of gun control, American citizens were capable of owning a loaded firearm in their house with no explanation; now due this topic is being discussed, firearms are showing up as red flags across the United States that are truly upsetting thousands of fellow Americans who own one, to multiple firearms....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics in the United States]

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Bi sexuality of emily dickinson

- Bi sexuality of emily dickinson The inner-workings of Emily Dickinson’s mind continue to be an enigma to literary scholars, worldwide. Dickinson’s agoraphobia caused her to live a solitary and secluded life in her Amherst, Massachusetts home for a large portion of her life. “She rarely received visitors, and in her mature years she never went out” (Ferguson, et. al.; 1895). It is also known that she was in love with a married man (no one knows for sure exactly who this man was) who eventually ended their relationship and this left her very distraught....   [tags: essays papers]

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Emily Dickinson’s This was a Poet- it is That

- Emily Dickinson’s This was a Poet- it is That Emily Dickinson was an unrecognized poet her whole life. Her close family members recognized her talent, and her needs to write poetry, but the literary establishment of her time would not recognize her skill. Even though she was unrecognized, she was still quietly battling the established views through her poetry. Her literary struggle was exposed after her death since, while living, only five of her poems were published. Many of her poems were a reaction to the rejection of many publishers and other literary critics....   [tags: Poet Poem Poetic Essays]

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Emily Dickinson 's Poem I Felt A Funeral

- Emily Dickinson was a big 18th century poet and wrote many poems about things you cannot see but only feel with experience such her poem “I felt a Funeral, in my Brain”; that was initially presented in 1896. Many of Dickinson’s poems were not about what was going on in the world, but more on what went on in her mind and her logic; this was due to her growing up around the Transcendentalism period. In the poem, “I felt a Funeral, in my Brain” Dickinson uses metaphors and imagery to try to describe complex ideas....   [tags: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Transcendentalism, Poetry]

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Emily Dickinson 's Writing Process And Stylistic Choices

- Known as one of America’s most reclusive poets, there has always been an air of mystery surrounding Emily Dickinson and her ambiguous, often dark poetry. Dickinson’s poems are characterized by her use of morbid diction and extensive use of punctuation; namely, dashes. Analysis of Dickinson’s poems There’s a Certain Slant of Light, I Felt a Funeral in my Brain, and The First Day’s Night had come, highlight her style choices and how they contribute to the recurring themes of death and madness that dominate her poetry....   [tags: Bipolar disorder, Mania]

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Emily Dickinson's Obsession with Death

- Emily Dickinson's Obsession with Death Emily Dickinson's obsession with death has puzzled scholars for many decades. If a reader wanted to, he could put every one of Emily Dickinson's nearly 2,000 poems and letters (so many that later, they were assigned numbers for easier organization) into 4 categories: Love, death, pain and the self. The poems about death are the most captivating and puzzling, "The poems that issue from this spiritual exercise are among her most impressive," (Cunningham 45)....   [tags: Papers]

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Emily Dickinsons Use of Nature

- Emily Dickinsons Use of Nature Dickinson’s Use of Nature Emily Dickinson uses nature as a major theme in a lot of her poetry. Quite often, Dickinson overlaps the theme of nature with the theme of death as well as love and sexuality, which were the other major themes in her work. Dickinson describes nature in many different ways. She uses is to describe her surroundings and what she sees as well as a metaphor for other themes. In Dickinson’s poem, “A narrow Fellow in the Grass”, she describes a snake moving through the grass....   [tags: essays papers]

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Because I Couldn't Stop for Death by Emily Dickinson

- In today’s world even something like death can be predicted. The doctors can say that there are four months left, that the disease is spreading and that it will all be over soon. Truly imaging something like that is hard. Still, death is inevitable for anyone, so why live for it. Emily Dickinson conveys this point in her poem, “Because I couldn’t stop for Death.” No, this poem isn’t talking about someone fighting through a life taking disease. In fact, it never says why the speaker died. Still, it’s the same concept....   [tags: poem analysis]

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Comparing the Works of Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman

- In both Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman’s works, they emphasize some differences in their writing. In Dickinson’s works she shows that her works are short and simple poems, while Whitman’s poems and often long and complex. With Dickinson showing that her works are short and simple, while Whitman brings on a more sophisticated style, it truly shows that they use their own unique style of writing. In both Whitman and Dickinson works they have been known for being such unique artist and being original, while people try so hardly to impersonate their style, but they are unable to come close to accomplishing it....   [tags: poetry analysis, notorious American poets]

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Emily Dickinson's Disdain for Egotistical Human Beings

- “Apparently with no surprise” by Emily Dickinson presents the trials and tribulations that a flower must overcome if it is to survive. Dickinson creates a microcosm of the real world and a deep ecological study of human kind. Her word choice betrays a hidden disdain for human beings egotistical aims. Dickinson tucks away a series of morose words in every line with the exception of line four. One must first examine the word choice of the first word and the first line. The use of the word “Apparently” creates a standard for irony and sardonicism that is seen throughout the poem....   [tags: Poetry, Poems]

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Themes of Death and Immortality in Emily Dickinson's Poetry

- Throughout Emily Dickinson’s poetry there is a reoccurring theme of death and immortality. The theme of death is further separated into two major categories including the curiosity Dickinson held of the process of dying and the feelings accompanied with it and the reaction to the death of a loved one. Two of Dickinson’s many poems that contain a theme of death include: “Because I Could Not Stop For Death,” and “After great pain, a formal feeling comes.” In Dickinson’s poem “Because I Could Not Stop for Death,” Dickinson portrays what it is like to go through the process of dying....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Emily Dickinson and Charles Wright

- Faith and spirituality can be explored in the poetry of the New England poet Emily Dickinson and the Southern poet Charles Wright. Dickinson seeks for inspiration in the Bible, while Charles Wright looks to Dickinson as a source of information, guidance and inspiration. Wright suggest that “[Dickinson’s] poetry [is] an electron microscope trained on the infinite and the idea of God…. Her poems are immense voyages into the unknowable.”(Quarter) Charles Wright whose poetry captures a compilation of influences states that "There are three things, basically, that [he] writes about — language, landscape, and the idea of God." Dickinson and Wright centered their poetry in their belief...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Literary Devices Used By Emily Dickinson And Leslie Marmon

- Poet’s uncanny ability to hone into the deeper truths of life has further transcended people like Emily Dickinson and Leslie Marmon Silko from mortal values of the purely material world into a metaphysical journey unraveled by the depths of their poems. Especially in Dickinson’s “I Dwell in Possibility-”she taps into the untenable mind by laying the foundation for the importance of imagination- one that will build the house of paradise. Likewise Silko’s “Prayer to the Pacific” specifies that paradise is ingrained in all and with the reciprocal duty of land all people then paradise will be an open vault....   [tags: Meaning of life, Life, Pacific Ocean, Ocean]

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The Misunderstood Emily Dickinson

- The Misunderstood Emily Dickinson They shut me up in Prose-- As when a little Girl They put me in the Closet-- Because they liked me "still"--- ~Emily Dickinson Though in her life she isolated herself from the world, Emily Dickinson has allowed every one of her readers the opportunity to view her most intimate thoughts. Her poems offer insight to her feelings of disassociation from other people, which seem to be a cry for understanding. Her syntax and grammar suggest that she was, indeed, different from everyone else....   [tags: Poet, Poetry]

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Perspectives on Freedom in Poetry by Emily Dickinson and Harriet Jabos

- Nothing in life is guaranteed, but the one thing that humans demand is freedom. Throughout history, there are countless cases where groups of people fought for their freedom. They fought their battles in strongly heated debates, protests, and at its worst, war. Under the assumption that the oppressors live in complete power, the oppressed continuously try to escape from their oppressors in order to claim what is rightfully theirs: the freedom of choice. In Emily Dickinson’s poems #280, #435, and #732 and Harriet Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, freedom is represented by an individual’s ability to make their own decisions without the guidance, consultation, or outside opinion o...   [tags: Poetic Analysis, Comparisons]

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Analysis Of Emily Dickinson 's ' Live Every Moment '

- Live Every Moment Emily Dickinson is an American poet who encourages individuals to embrace the idea of death rather than fearing it. Having grown up in a city with a very high mortality rate Dickinson accepts how common death is in the natural life cycle and depicts this in her poetry. Although a very isolated individual, Dickinson is able to describe her acceptance and comfort with the idea of death in her poems and convey them to her readers. Dickinson’s poems encourage readers to live every moment as it were their last because it is unknown when death will come....   [tags: Death, Afterlife, Life, Fear]

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Laws of Nature: A Theme in Emily Dickinson Poetry

- In the majority of her poems, Emily Dickinson focuses on the laws of nature, and she discusses transformations, death, and the cycle of life. Dickinson spent a lot of time during her life thinking about nature and the world around her. In poem 173, Dickinson is in awe of the transformation that occurs when a caterpillar becomes a butterfly, and, in poem 191, she is once again describing the interaction of different components of nature. Aside from both being about animals and the environment, the poems are both about the complexity and mystique of nature and Dickinson’s admiration for it....   [tags: Poetry Analysis, Poems, Poets]

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Poetry Analysis of Emily Dickinson

- Analysis of Emily Dickinson's "The snake", "In the Garden", and "It bloomed and dropt, a Single Noon—." Emily Dickinson uses nature in almost all of her poetry. She uses many literary techniques in her poems to show her interpretations of nature and the world around her. In the poem "The snake" she uses imagery in the forms sight and touch. The poem describes the snake as transient or passing swiftly and deceptive or misleading. His appearance is sudden. As the snake moves it divides the grass in one place, and as he moves, in another....   [tags: The snake, In the Garden]

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Two Viewpoints of Death in Emily Dickinson's Poetry

- Two of Emily Dickinson’s poems, “I heard a Fly buzz-when I died” and “Because I could not stop for Death” are both written about life’s stopping point, death. Although the poems are written by the same poet, both poems view death in a different manner. Between the two poems, one views death as having an everlasting life while the other anticipates everlasting life, only to realize it does not exist. While both poems are about death, both poems also illustrate that the outcome of death is a mysterious experience that can only be speculated upon with the anticipation of everlasting life....   [tags: Poetry Analysis, poets, Poem Analysis]

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Emily Dickinson and Daniel Dennett

- "The Brain—Is wider than the Sky— For—put them side by side— The one the other will contain With ease—and You—beside—" So goes the first stanza of poem #632 by Emily Dickinson (1). For the moment, let us infer, as Paul Grobstein does, that Dickinson is saying that each of us is in our brain (2). Our conscious self is situated inside that physical wet stuff of neurons, chemicals, electrical impulses, and the like. Some people feel uncomfortable "that 'self,' rather than being safely housed in some form resistant to physical disturbance, might actually, itself, be a material thing" (2)....   [tags: Darwin's Dangerous Idea]

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Emily Dickinson 's Poets For Female Consciousness

- Research Paper of Emily Dickinson 's Poets for Female Consciousness Throughout the ages, the status of women has been controlled under the oppression of males. In the early 19 century, American women were considered as male 's accessories. They were dependent and family-centric; they did not have the own independent soul and thought,and even they were not the independent individuals. However, with the development of society and economy, a new generation of women grew up, and a new era of women’s liberation was beginning....   [tags: Woman, Marriage, Religion, Love]

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A Bird Came down the Walk by Emily Dickinson

- “A Bird came down the Walk,” was written in c. 1862 by Emily Dickinson, who was born in 1830 and died in 1886. This easy to understand and timeless poem provides readers with an understanding of the author’s appreciation for nature. Although the poem continues to be read over one hundred years after it was written, there is little sense of the time period within which it was composed. The title and first line, “A Bird came down the Walk,” describes a common familiar observation, but even more so, it demonstrates how its author’s creative ability and artistic use of words are able to transform this everyday event into a picture that results in an awareness of how the beauty in nature can be f...   [tags: literary, poetic analysis]

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Emily Dickenson And The Theme Of Death

- Emily Dickinson And the Theme of Death Emily Dickenson, an unconventional 19th century poet, used death as the theme for many of her poems. Dickenson's poems offer a creative and refreshingly different perspective on death and its effects on others. In Dickenson's poems, death is often personified, and is also assigned to personalities far different from the traditional "horror movie" roles. Dickenson also combines imaginative diction with vivid imagery to create astonishingly powerful poems....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]

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Emily Dickinson: How Illness Shaped Her Writing

- Emily Dickinson has a characteristic writing style. Dickinson’s use of dashes and “randomly” placed capital letters throughout her work give her a unique style that is contradictory to her time. Many believe that it was her genius that caused this while still others believes it was her illness that contributed to her characteristic writing style. Lyndall Gordon's biography “offers a major revelation: evidence that Dickinson suffered from epilepsy. The author makes her case partly through prescriptions that Dickinson received (the papers still survive) and reinterprets poems such as "I felt a Cleaving in my Mind" to describe the poet's condition....   [tags: Biography]

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Emily Dickinson, TS Eliot, Robert Frost

- The three authors that I chose were Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), TS Eliot (1888-1965), and Robert Frost (1874-1963). I chose them because first they all were born in the eighteen century and most of their writings dealt with death and dying. I do not believe the elements that Emily Dickinson would be a good source for me to incorporate into my writing because with her writings I found them very hard to understand, possibly because of the timeline or the fact that she wrote in such a secretive code with words....   [tags: Informative, Authors]

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Comparison of Emily Dickinson Poems

- Emily Dickinson’s poems, “I” and “VIII”, are both three verses long and convey the irony and anguish of the world in different ways. By paraphrasing each of Dickinson’s poems, “I” and “VIII”, similarities and differences between the two become apparent. Putting the poem into familiar language makes it easier to comprehend. “I” and “VIII” are easier to understand after they have been translated into everyday language. In main concept of the first verse of “I” is that success is valued most by those who never succeed and that fruit tastes sweeter to those that are hungry....   [tags: essays research papers]

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I Heard A Fly Buzz By Emily Dickinson

- The poem, “I heard a Fly buzz”, written by Emily Dickinson is written in perfect iambic meter. The first and third lines in each of the four stanzas are written in iambic tetrameter. The second and the fourth lines are iambic trimeter. This iambic meter gives the poem a smooth flow when being read. Emily Dickinson wasn 't a poet of her time period because she chose to use a writing form that differed from the norm. She used the perfect iambic meter to convey the idea of peace that is used throughout the poem....   [tags: Poetry, Death, Poetic form, Life]

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The Poetry of Emily Dickinson

- Emily Dickinson has always been one of my favorite poets. I love her poems because of the pain and sorrow they contain to which I can easily relate. She often writes of funerals and death. I myself have watched too many friends die and have wondered why God would let this happen. At every funeral, some well meaning mourner would say--,"The Lord called him" or "She's with Jesus now." My gut reaction was always, "Bullshit." Then Emily Dickinson's poem "My Life Closed Twice Before its Close" would come to mind, especially the last two lines--,"Parting is all we know of Heaven and all we need of hell." More than anything I've ever heard those lines summarize the doubts I've had about an afterlif...   [tags: Personal Response Essays]

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Love and Emily Dickinson

- Love and Emily Dickinson I am going out on the doorstep, to get you some new—green grass—I shall pick it down in the corner, where you and I used to sit, and have long fancies. And perhaps the dear little grasses were growing all the while—and perhaps they heard what we said, but they can't tell. – Emily Dickinson to Susan Gilbert Dickinson (L 85, 1852) Seventy-five years after the 1890s publication of the premier volumes of Emily Dickinson's poetry, critics still squabble about the poet's possibly lesbian relationship with her sister-in-law, Susan Huntington Gilbert Dickinson....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Death in Poetry: Emily Dickenson and Dylon Thomas

- Death, feared by one, embraced by the other, it is the inescapable fate of all living beings. From death granting you access to the realm of God in Catholicism, to it being nothing more than a stepping stone in the cycle to Enlightenment in Buddhism, the topic of death is the root of many cultures and religions around the world. Poetry has taken upon itself to describe all aspects, and views, of death. Emily Dickenson, author of the poem “Because I could not stop for Death,” pleads that death is a journey....   [tags: imagery, god, catholicism]

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Transcendentalism in Henry David Thoreau and Emily Dickinson's Literature

- “If a person wished to know what transcendentalism was he should empty his mind of everything coming from tradition and the rest would be transcendentalism” (Boller 34). This literary period has dramatically shaped literature and religion, in America. Many writers like Henry David Thoreau and Emily Dickinson have been influence by transcendental ideas. It is astonishing how an inspiring literature movement can change so much of the world’s view and still is around today. Transcendentalism was an American literature movement urging people to look past everyday material life, and reach into their souls to find inner peace with themselves....   [tags: philosophy, american literature movement]

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Work of Emily Dickinson

- Dickinson said in a letter, "All men say 'what' to me"; readers are still saying "What?" in response to some of her poems. Emily did not write for her time, but for the time ahead of her, the time that would be ready for her. Her off-rhyme, erratic meter, and skewed grammar; makes her an innovator of the poetic language, and influencer to poets after her time. Her originality places her in her own era of poetry. To read her thoroughly, you must read her poetry at least 50 times, and each time for a different meaning....   [tags: Poetry Poets]

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Death in Emily Dickenson

- Death in Emily Dickenson With the thought of death, many people become terrified as if it were some creature lurking behind a door ready to capture them at any moment. Unlike many, Emily Dickinson was infatuated with death and sought after it only to try and help answer the many questions which she pondered so often. Her poetry best illustrates the answers as to why she wrote about it constantly. She explains her reason for writing poetry, “I had a terror I could tell to none-and so I sing, as the Boy does by the Burying Ground-because I am afraid.”(Johnson xxiii)....   [tags: essays papers]

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Emily Dickinson's The Goal

- Emily Dickinson's "The Goal" discusses her theory that each human being lives each day striving to obtain one specific goal. She theorizes that each individual longs to fulfill one specific achievement whether "expressed" to others or is "still" (l. 2) and locked into the individual's heart. Dickinson says that it is an inevitable part of human nature to live this way, whether we believe so or not, and have not been able to recognize the specific theme of our life as it is "admitted scarcely to itself" (l....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Analysis of I Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died and Because I Could Not Stop for Death by Emily Dickinson

- Analysis of I Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died and Because I Could Not Stop for Death by Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson wrote many poems in her lifetime. She writes two of my favorite poems. They are: ?I heard a Fly buzz when I died. and ?Because I could not stop for Death?. They both have similarities and differences from each other. There are similarities in these two poems such as the theme and the observentness of the narrator. Both of the poems themes involve death. In ?I heard a Fly buzz when I died?, the poet writes, ....   [tags: Papers Compare Contrast Poetry Dickinson Essays]

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A Worn Path and A Rose for Emily

- In the short stories of, A Worn Path and A Rose for Emily, you are able to see many similarities as well as differences between the two main characters. When you take a look at the morals of the stories you are able to have better understanding of what took place with the two characters, Miss Emily and Phoenix Jackson. One of the main pictures you see about these characters is that they are both mentally crazy. Though the locations are very different they still connect on a different level. Phoenix is walking to town to buy some medicine for her Grandson, while Emily is locked in her house with a dead man....   [tags: miss emily, phoenix jackson]

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Emily Dickinson's Quote Interpretation

- Emily Dickinson is an author, that once wrote a quote I felt was very puzzling. I read the quote quite a few times, when finally I understood the message the author was trying to get across. The quote is " A word is dead When it is said, I say, it just Begins to live that day." Due to my personal experiences, I can say I agree and disagree with this quote. I believe what ones says may be immortal or may die out once said, but it all depends on your audience. It also depends on how you combine the words together, if using more than one....   [tags: Free Essays]

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- One of America's greatest poets, Emily Dickinson, wrote more than 1,700 short lyric verses, of which only 7 were published in her lifetime. Dickinson was an obsessively private writer and withdrew herself from social contact at the age of 23 and devoted herself into writing. Dickinson's personal life, writing career, personal beliefs, and personal trials are perceived throughout her poems that shape today's modern poetry. Dickinson's work has had a considerable influence on modern poetry. Today, Dickinson's work has contributed her reputation as one of the most innovative poets of the 19-century American literature....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Emily Dickinson

- Emily Dickinson Emily Elizabeth Dickinson, was born on December 10, 1830 in the small town of Amherst, Massachusetts. Emily was born into a wealthy and well-known family. Living with her father, mother, sister, and brother, Emily went through emotional problems as a child. Her father, Edward Dickinson, was a lawyer, treasurer of Amherst College, and a member of Congress. He was an orthodox Calvinist and he raised his family to be very religious (www.online-literature.com/dickinson). On May 6, 1828, Edward married Emily Norcross (Ferlazzo 11)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Emily Dickinson

- Emily Dickinson was a brilliant American poet, and an obsessively private writer. During her lifetime, only seven of her eighteen hundred poems were published. Dickinson withdrew from social contact at the age of twenty three and devoted herself to her secret poetry writing. Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts on December 10, 1830. There she spent most of her life living in the house built in 1813 by her grandfather, Samuel Fowler Dickinson. His part in founding Amherst College in 1821 began the family tradition of public service continued by Dickinson's father Edward and her brother Austin....   [tags: Biography]

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Emily Dickinson

- Emily Dickinson Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was an American poet of the nineteenth century. She was one of the greatest masters of the short lyric poem. Not much is known about her life, but what is known is unusual and interesting. Emily Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts on December tenth, eighteen hundred thirty, to a prominent family. [ 9. http://www.kutztown.edu/faculty/ reagan/*censored*inson.html ] She was the second child of three children. Her grandfather, Samuel Dickinson, was one of the founders of the Amherst College....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Emily Dickinson

- Emily Dickinson, recognized as one of the greatest American poets of the nineteenth century, was born December 10, 1830 in Amherst, Massachusetts (Benfey, 1). Dickinson’s greatness and accomplishments were not always recognized. In her time, women were not recognized as serious writers and her talents were often ignored. Only seven of her 1800 poems were ever published. Dickinson’s life was relatively simple, but behind the scenes she worked as a creative and talented poet. Her work was influenced by poets of the seventeenth century in England, and by her puritan upbringing....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Emily Dickinson

- EMILY DICKINSON Emily Dickinson lived in an era of Naturalism and Realism (1855-1910). She lived in a period of The Civil War and the Frontier. She was affected by her life and the era she lived in. She also had many deaths in her family and that’s part of the reason that she was very morbid and wrote about death. Emily Dickinson grew up in Amherst, Massachusetts in the nineteenth century. As a child she was brought up into the Puritan way of life. She was born on December 10, 1830 and died fifty-six years later....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Emily Dickinson

- B) The riddle we can guess We speedily despise - Not anything is stale so long as yesterday&#8217;s surprise - How important is the idea of riddling in Emily Dickinson&#8217;s poetry. Cover a range of poems in your answer, and discuss at least four of them in close detail. During the late nineteenth century, Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886) featured as one of the few female poets in the largely male-dominated sphere of American literature. Although she authored 1800 poems, only seven were published during her lifetime - why....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Emily Dickinson

- Emily Dickinson The life of Emily Dickinson seems to be one of simplicity. After all, she only lived in two houses her entire life. Even though her life might have seemed plain, her mind was fully understanding to a multitude of ideas and feelings. In her poetry you can see her dealing with many concepts and how she feels about certain things in her life. A couple themes I found particularly interesting were death and nature. Death can be a complicated issue for many people. However, for Dickinson it seemed to consume her, and therefore is evident several times within her poetry....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Emily Dickinson

- Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson was America's best-known female poet and one of the foremost authors in American literature. She was born in1830 in Amherst Massachusetts and died in her hometown in1886, at the age of 56, due to illness. Emily was the middle child of three children. Her father, Edward Dickinson, was a prominent lawyer and one-term United States congressional representative. Her mother, Emily Norcross Dickinson, was a housewife. From 1840 to 1847 Emily attended the Amherst Academy, and from 1847 to 1848 she studied at the Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in South Hadley, a few miles from Amherst....   [tags: Papers]

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Emily Dickinson

- Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson's unusual character and style has made her become one of the world's most famous poets. In her poems, she expresses her feelings about religion, nature, death and love. Her poems tell a great deal about her lifestyle, which was very secluded and withdrawn from society. Dickinson's prosperous family expected her to live as a Christian, and someday have a family of her own (Lit 927). Dickinson, however, rebelled against this traditional way of life, as she developed and lived by her own personal beliefs....   [tags: Papers]

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- Emily Dickinson’s poetry powerfully indicates values of society of the time. It does this through its conciseness, its simplicity and its control. Indications of society’s values are seen in many of Dickinson's poems, but they are especially noticeable in ‘It was not Death’, and ‘Because I could not stop for Death’. In Dickinson’s poem ‘It was not Death’, she demonstrates how restricting and stereotyping society can be on an individual, and how society values the conformity of the whole community, even though they may not want to....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Emily Dickinson

- An Analytical Essay on Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson was a woman who lived in times that are more traditional; her life experiences influence and help us to understand the dramatic and poetic lines in her writing. Although Dickinson’s poetry can often be defined as sad and moody, we can find the use of humor and irony in many of her poems. By looking at the humor and sarcasm found in three of Dickinson’s poems, "Success Is Counted Sweetest", "I am Nobody", and "Some keep the Sabbath Going to Church", one can examine each poem show how Dickinson used humor and irony for the dual purposes of comic relief and to stress an idea or conclusion about her life and th...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Emily Dickinson

- Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson was born on December 10, 1830 in the community of Amherst, Massachusetts. She was the second daughter of Edward and Emily Norcross Dickinson. Emily, her brother Austin, and her sister Lavinia were brought up and nurtured in a quiet reserved household headed by their father Edward. Throughout her life, her mother was not always around, or "accessible," a fact that is said to have caused Emily’s eccentricity. They were raised in Puritanical Massachusetts, where they were expected to take on their fathers beliefs and values....   [tags: Papers]

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Emily Dickinson

- The complex fate of human beings in this tragic yet beutiful world and the possible fortunes of the human spirit in a subsequent life is what interests us all in life, and this is the central theme in most of Emily Dickinsons work. In her enticing poetry, Emily establishes a dialectical relationship between reality and imagination, the known and the unknown. By ordering the stages of life to include death and eternity, Dickinson suggests the interconnected and mutually determined nature of the finite and infinite....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Emily Dickinson

- &#8220;Best Things dwell out of Sight';(#998) describes one of America&#8217;s greatest poets. She dwelled out of sight for most of her life and her poems, with the exception of seven published anonymously, remained out of sight until well after her death. Many literary scholars have attempted a biography on this mysterious woman and poet and yet none are conclusive. Dickinson remains an enigma even today but biographical speculation allows us to analyze some of her poetry even though we may be completely inaccurate about what we presuppose....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Emily Dickinson

- Emily Dickinson was born on December 10, 1830 in Amherst, Massachusetts. She died in the same place on May 15, 1886. Today people know her as a fascinating, talented writer. Most of the pieces Emily wrote were poems. Emily was a very isolated individual. She rarely ever got out or had any contact with anybody outside of her home. Along with writing her poems she wrote letters to the people that she did have contact with. In the letters that she would write there would be poems somewhere within them....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Firearm Safety And The Gun Safety

- Firearm safety is a controversial topic in America attributable to the several accidents that involve firearms. The main cause of an accident or death when operating a firearm is a accidental discharge. Several safety procedures and courses may prevent this from happening. Firearm safety and the education behind it is important and necessary in decreasing the several accidents and deaths in America. Guns are not toys and everyone should have proper gun safety before handling or possessing a firearm....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics, Ammunition, Gun]

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Analysis of Gun Violence in the US

- "We're not doing enough." President Obama vowed to use his power to curb gun violence after the slaying of 26 people in Newtown Connecticut. Chicago. The very place where the now President served as governor 4,265 people were murdered in just the city almost identical to Operation Iraqi Freedom which lasted nine years, with a total of 4,422 killed. Guns are currently being used in this society for, hunting, in the military drill team, for war and by the police force. Guns are also misused for murders, suicides, and gang activity....   [tags: guns, gun violence, gun control]

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Emily Dickinson

- Emily Dickinson is one of the most well known poets of her time. Though her life was outwardly uneventful, what went on inside her house behind closed doors is unbelievable. After her father died she met Reverend Charles Wadsworth. She soon came to regard him as one of her most trusted friends, and she created in his image the &#8220;lover'; whom she was never to know except in her imagination. It is also said that it was around 1812 when he was removed to San Fransico that she began her withdrawal from society....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Poet's Tool - The Words of Emily Dickinson

- The Poet's Tool - The Words of Emily Dickinson     A poet couched in mystique and controversy--that is Emily Dickinson. But amidst all the disagreement, one idea critics seem to agree upon is the recognition of this remarkable poet's love of language. Emily Dickinson's love affair with words fed her desire to master their use whether individually or combined in phrases until they said exactly what she wanted them to say. For Emily Dickinson words were a fascination and, in her hands, they become the poet's tool....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Emily Dickinson

- Delve into a world constructed from images and thoughts streaming along at the speed of light. Watch them flow as they for buildings, people, animals and objects. Streaming along at the speed of light, one can only catch glimpses of what is truly concealed within by the river. As it travels through the mind, it touches everything. Forming, altering, defining, nothing is truly what it seems or what we interpret it to be. Hidden within the stream lies powers that are truly incomprehensible to the human mind....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Rose For Emily By William Faulkner

- Written by William Faulkner a rose for Emily is a story about an old lonely lady that was very lost about the direction her life was going. This story has a very big twist in the beginning of it because it starts towards the end of Emily Grierson’s life. It was also told by an unknown source that was probably one of the people that lived around the city during the time. Emily kills the man that she thought she was in love with. The conflict in this story is that Emily was not really able to find love which is why she acted the way she did towards everyone in the town....   [tags: William Faulkner, Sartoris, Love, For Emily]

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Emily Dickinson's Poetry

- Emily dickinson's Poetry In Emily Dickinson's Poetry she has a great interest with brief encounters and transition states of mind. Dickinson's depicts many of her brief encounters in great detail. Even if it was only a passing moment, Dickinson does not omit any aspect of her sightings. An example of a passing moment which she develops into great detail would be Dickinson's first sighting of the bird in "A bird came down the walk" Here ED expands on the birds actions and movements....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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The Debate Over Gun Control

- The debate over gun control in America has constantly brought up over the years due to gunmen killing large amounts of civilizations in shootings. From Columbine to Sandy Hook or the shootings of the two reporters in West Virginia, these public shootings are occurring everywhere. Lawmakers and civilians alike are pushing for increased gun control in hopes of preventing the same tragedies. Anybody that has been affected by the shootings have been pushing Congress and state governments to force new sanctions on government....   [tags: Firearm, Gun politics, Gun, Weapon]

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Essay on Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson

- Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson In America’s history, there have been so many writers, but only few are known for changing the course of American literature. Two writers that fit this description are Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman. These two poets have different styles of writing but possess the same themes from the social environment that they are surrounded in. The poetry reflects these poets’ personality and their own style of writing. Whitman had an outgoing personality, while Dickinson had a quiet and reserved approach to writing....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Comparing Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson

- Comparing Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson During the time in American history known as the, several poets began to stray from the traditional methods of writing poetry. Among these poets were Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson. While these writer's led drastically different lifestyles and had drastically different styles of writing, the messages they presented through their writing were often surprisingly similar. Whitman's poem "Song of Myself, No.6" and Dickinson's poem "This quiet Dust was Gentlemen and Ladies" are examples of pieces which, on the surface, appear completely different, but in fact contain several similarities....   [tags: Papers]

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Emily Dickinson: Her View Of God

- Emily Dickinson: Her View of God Emily Dickinson had a view of God and His power that was very strange for a person of her time. Dickinson questioned God, His power, and the people in the society around her. She did not believe in going to church because she felt as though she couldn't find any answers there. She asked God questions through writing poems, and believed that she had to wait until she died to find out the answers. Dickinson was ahead of her time with beliefs like this. Many people in her generation just believed in God, went to church, and looked highly on the events discussed during church out of fear....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Emily Dickinson: The Sinister Beauty Of Death

- Throughout the history of human kind, there have existed a significant number of poets, who did not care to write about 'happy things.'; Rather, they concerned themselves with unpleasant and sinister concepts, such as death. Fascination and personification of death has become a common theme in poetry, but very few poets mastered it as well as Emily Dickinson did. Although most of Dickinson's poems are morbid, a reader has no right to overlook the aesthetic beauty with which she embellishes her 'dark'; art....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Essay on the Poetry and Life of Emily Dickinson

- The Poetry and Life of Emily Dickinson        Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was born on December 10, 1830. She was from a small town in Amherst, Massachusetts. One hundred and seventy-one years later people enjoy reading Emilyâs poetry. There is intrigue behind both her poetry and her life. Emily Dickinson remains a popular poet; her poetry has stood the test of time. Dickinson shunned public attention and during her life, she refused to have her poetry published. Between five and twelve pieces of her poetry were actually published (numbers vary according to different sources)....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Comparing Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson

- Comparing Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson The lives of Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson have many similarities and differences. Here, we will focus on the similarities in their lives in order to bring to attention a correlation between Whitman's poem I Saw in Louisiana a Live-oak Growing and Dickinson's poem # 1510. Both poets wrote during the time of Romanticism, even though Whitman was Dickinson's senior by some eleven years. This however did not influence the way the writing styles of many of their poems coincided....   [tags: Papers]

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A Narrow Fellow in the Grass by Emily Dickinson

- A Narrow Fellow in the Grass by Emily Dickinson The poem, “A Narrow Fellow in the Grass,” by Emily Dickinson is a collaboration of fear and intrigue. The poem is presented through a young boy as he makes his way through cool and damp grassland during the afternoon. The issue the young boy must deal with is the unwelcome encounter with a snake. From the first glimpse of the slithering snake the tone of the poem is set: an uneasiness mood followed by persistent fear. The combination of external conflict and dexterous imagery create the atmosphere of this poem....   [tags: Papers]

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Emily Dickinson's There's a Certain Slant of Light

- In Emily Dickinson’s lyrical poem “There’s a certain slant of light” she describes a revelation that is experienced on cold “winter afternoons.” Further she goes to say that this revelation of self “oppresses, like the Heft of Cathedral Tunes” and causes “Heavenly Hurt”, yet does not scare for it is neither exterior nor permanent. This only leaves it to be an internal feeling, and according to Dickinson that is where all the “Meanings” lie. There’s no way for this feeling to be explained, all that is known is that it is the “Seal Despair”, and an “imperial affliction”....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Death in Four Emily Dickinson Poems

- When you hear of death, it is a feeling of many emotions. Death is a part of everyday life to people we love, know, or met before. I am a person that has never witnessed death but I have heard much about it. Many times I would hear someone in the family has died but I wouldn't be as close to them as I am with my family here. I have experienced my first funeral this summer, a very close friend of the families and mine. Knowing what death is and seeing is very difficult to believe especially some one near to you....   [tags: Poetry]

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Death, a Theme in Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman´s Poetry

- Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson’s poetry is very different; however death seems to be a familiar topic amongst both poets. Opposites attract, and you could say the same for Whitman and Dickinson because though they have different writing styles both repeatedly write about death. Once more, although both Whitman and Dickinson have many different feelings about death, they also share many similar feelings about it as well. Although Walt Whitman's poetry is rather long and quite simple and Emily Dickinson's are often short and complex, the theme of death strongly ties their works together....   [tags: Literature, Opposite]

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Gun Laws Should Not Be Made

- Gun control yes or no “If guns kill people; then pencils misspell words, cars make people drive drunk and spoons made Rosie O’Donnell fat.” (Anonymous) The author is saying that if guns kill people then that is giving a lifeless object a mind of its own, giving it the ability to harm without it having to have a brain to make the decision. Gun control is a major issue right now, some believe that the United States needs to have more laws created and passed restricting who can have guns and when they can be used....   [tags: Gun politics in the United States, Firearm, Gun]

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Gun Control in the United States

- Gun Control in the United States has gone out of control. The United States should enforce laws to not allow any guns in a house hold in order to reduce violence and crime in the country. Reducing the rate of crime in the United States, controlling big weapons, taxing ammunition, and gun collection can help make this happen. Gun Control can make this country a safer environment to live in. Gun Control has obviously gone out of control in the recent years. Look around, they are everywhere. Reducing the rate of Crime in the United States would make the country a better place to live....   [tags: Gun Laws, Reduce Violence, Crime, Gun]

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Emily Dickinson 's I Heard A Fly Buzz - When I Died

- Life is journey that all are forced to take and it always ends in the same place; death. Emily Dickinson was one of America’s great poets and she “defined herself and her experience by exclusion, by what she was not” (“Dickinson, Emily” 457). Death is a well versed topic for Dickinson due to her many poems dissecting the subject. In her poem “I heard a Fly buzz – when I died –“the subject is experiencing their last few moments along with the reader. Dickinson’s life experiences, writing style and even the echoes of Hamlet resonate to provide a picture of the transition between life and death....   [tags: Poetry, Life, Death, Dash]

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An Analysis of The Soul selects her own Society

- Emily Dickinson’s “The Soul Selects her Own Society” presents herself as absolute and her rights as unchallengeable. The poem puts forward the idea of “friendship or love” which means choosing a significant person and excluding other people. Dickinson reveals that she was shutting people from her life, but because it had been so long, they are no longer interested in taking part of her life. Dickinson’s actions imply that the ability to create and construct a world for oneself, such as choosing your own actions, provides an example of a god-like achievement....   [tags: emily dickinson, soul, love]

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21st Century View of Death, through the Eyes of Emily Dickinson

- 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....   [tags: Poet, Poetic Analysis, Literary Analysis]

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The Safety Of The Gun Owners

- CLIPFORT delivers the primary benefit Respondents seek from a gun lock -- the guarantee of safety from accidents. It puts it right next to me safe and secure – Influencer with kids, N It’s a safeguard made simple for a bad or worse moments waiting to happen – Influencer with kids, N This is safe AND secure – Gun Owners with kids, N It brings security and safety to the forefront for firearm users – Male Gun Owners no kids, D It would give me more peace of mind, like when I take my car in - Female Gun Owner no kids, N This makes me feel like I would have it on me, everyday carry – Female Gun Owner, N CLIPFORT also provides readiness -- the secondary benefit that is most often sacrificed in...   [tags: Gun, Cannon, Firearm, Handgun]

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The Literal and Metaphorical Explainations of Death in Emily Dickinson’s Apparently With No Surprise

- The most feared aspect of life is also the most necessary. Death defines the human experience. In Emily Dickinson’s “Apparently With No Surprise”, she examines death from both a literal and specific to a metaphorical and over-arching perspective. Emily Dickinson shows us this through her poetry by explaining the aspects of death and how they relate to each and ever one of our lives. The apparent meaning of the poem is how death interacts in the cycle of nature, but closer readings reveal more intimate and complex meanings....   [tags: nature, god, flower]

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Emily Dickinson’s Poem 422

- Emily Dickinson’s Poem 422 In her poem numbered 422, Emily Dickinson addresses death, the theme of many of her works. This poem describes the death of a woman and the emotions of those around her at the time of her passing. The first line of this poem is very interesting. Dickinson uses the phrase " the last night she lived" instead the night she died as most would describe this circumstance. This puts more emphasis on the life of the person dying and her life. One does not think of the night someone dies and also the last night they live....   [tags: 422]

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