Essay On Emily Dickinson Poetry

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Have you ever smiled after you read a poem? Well, if the answer is yes you should know the poet wanted you to feel like this after reading his creation. It is often said that poetry has been defined as “putting the best possible words in the best possible order” and I think this is not only available, but also a general truth. Firstly, let’s take Emily Dickinson’s poetry. She was born in 1830, in Amherst, Massachusetts and was a very talented American poet. Her father was a lawyer and she had an elder brother William Austin and an younger sister named Lavinia Norcross. At the early age of eighteen, she started writing and rumours of that time say that she was influenced by Lydia Maria Child's Letters from New York , by Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre and also by William Shakespeare. Until 1860, her productivity was immense. After short time, her behavior started to keep changing. She…show more content…
Aristotle, in his Poetics considers poetry a mimes form that has language, rhythm and lyrics. Moreover, in those days, any literary piece of work could be written in lyrics. The using of delicate forms of transmitting the message distinguishes poetry from other forms of literary texts. (Billy Mills,2008) Samuel Taylor Coledrige has a famous quote: "I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of prose and poetry; that is, prose - words in their best order; poetry - the best words in their best order." Well, I do not think there could be something more added, as long as we are all aware of the fact that poetry is a fine art that requires not only a developed vocabulary, but also a brilliant mind to put all those words in a specific order. (Billy Mills,2008) A Romanian writer, Tudor Arghezi , wrote in his poem Testament that he had chosen for his poem only “right words” : “Eu am ivit cuvinte potrivite”. That means he did a tough work to find the exact words, so that the reader could be able to understand the
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