Unrequited Love In Emily Dickinson's Poems

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Emily Dickinson is a depressed romantic. She falls in love with men she cannot have and her family constantly revised her poems; making them lose their meanings. In “Tell all the Truth but tell it slant” she says “The Truth must dazzle gradually or every man be blind-” (1,7-8). Dickinson has had her heart broken so many times by men and it was always delivered quickly and cruelly. Dickinson might have felt that if it was broken to her more gently and kindly she might not feel this way and feel so blindsided by her unrequited love. In Emily Dickinson’s poem “Because I could not stop Death” she says “Since then - ‘tis Centuries - that yet Feels shorter than the Day I first surmised the Horses Head Were toward Eternity” (6,21-24). Dickinson
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