Emily Dickinson's Poetry And Parallel Themes

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Halley Richardson Professor Orobello AML2020 04 February 2018 Midterm Essay Exam: American literature has had a large impact on our society for a long time. The two poets I have chosen for this paper are highly known in early American Literature. I am going to speak about how their lives may have influenced their works and why this played an important factor. II. Emily Dickinson For this part of the essay I have decided to analyze four of Emily Dickinson’s poems and discuss parallel themes, motifs, and symbols that I’ve found. The four poems are: “Unto Me” I do not know you, A Day! Help! Help! Another day!, “Hope” is a thing with feathers, and “Why do I love” you, sir. The themes I have found that run through these poems include love, the…show more content…
The last verse talks of her love of God, and how she sees him move through the world with strength and love. (Dickinson) “The Sunrise—Sire—compelleth Me— Because He 's Sunrise—and I see—…show more content…
The poems I have chosen are “O Captain! My Captain!”, “Adieu to a Soldier”, and “A Noiseless Patient Spider”. “O Captain! My Captain!” is a poem, which basically tells a story about the death of the captain of a ship men crew. The narrator of the poem is a sailor in the crew of a ship. He mournes grievously about the death of his respected captain. Gloom and dread are vividly painted throughout the poem, as the sailor laments his captain’s death. The whole poem is an metaphor for Lincoln’s death. Lincoln is the “captain” and the “fearful trip” is the American Civil War. The captain is “fallen cold and dead” refers to the fact that Lincoln was shot and killed as a result of the
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