The Fascination In Nature In Emily Dickinson's Poetry

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Emily Dickinson was a poet who wrote over 1,800 poems mostly about death even though she was young. Emily Dickinson’s writing was different than many other poets in the 19th century. Dickinson’s writing incorporated her emotions, metaphors, broken rhyming meter, use of dashes, and intentional capitalization unnecessary words. Dickinson’s fascination in nature that is exposed through her continues theme of nature’s beauty and the gothic movement in 19th century England most heavily influenced Dickinson’s poems. This essay will explore the influence of nature’s beauty, and the gothic movement on Dickinson’s poems, Dickinson’s poems influence on other people, a reoccurring theme, and an analysis of “Because I Could Not Stop for Death”. Body paragraph 1: fascination in nature Dickinson’s poetry is influenced by her fascination in nature. Dickinson often felt joy despite her feeling of loneliness. She usually would send flowers with each poem she…show more content…
Literature often reflected the emotions of the specific historical events that were taking place at that time period such as, in 1865 the civil war in America ended. Therefore, most of the literature in America was centered on the gothic movement. Dickinson’s poetry was mostly dark and gothic. As she recognized because of the civil war it was profound that she had many desires, and an obsession with heaven. Denotations are used in the words like death, and coffin, to express her sorrow. When Dickinson’s mother’s health began to suffer, she began to spend more and more time at her family’s house, which gave her more time to write poetry. Therefore, most of her poems were dark, and depressing. For example, the poem “Because I Could Not Stop For Death” reflects on death in a causal tone, she is looking back upon how life had been before and how death came and brought tension to her life. She used carriages as a metaphor of life, and that eternity is the
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