Life vs Death and Human vs Nature in Dickinson´s poems Essay

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Emily Dickinson was an American poet from Massachusetts, who lead a strange but mysterious life. She was a very reluctant woman she stayed in her room and rarely talked to anyone, she had an amazing talent she could write poetry. Emily Dickinson wrote over a thousand poems throughout her life that later after her death were published. Dickinson’s poems were brought to life due to her weird but wonderful use of various literary terms. Majority of Dickinson's poems reflect her lifelong fascination with illness, dying and death. Her poems included lengthy discussion of death by many methods: crucifixion, drowning, hanging, suffocation, freezing, premature burial, shooting, stabbing and guillotining. Dickinson’s poems are now in this day and …show more content…
This shows that the dead person has no heart beat and that the heart itself has become stiff. The adjective can also be used to describe the dead loved one, to show that his “stiff heart” was boring. Dickinson also states that “he” the heart bores something, but it is a mystery to the readers what exactly did it bore. In the next line she states specific times like “Yesterday” and “Centuries” the emotion described in the line before has direct ties to this line because it describes a timeless emotion. Heart, Bore, Nerves, Yesterday and centuries are also capitalized, this draws attention that those are all different natures of humans. ("US High Schools")
Next, In Stanza two, The poem shifts dramatically. Strangely, the capitalization of words go from describing the nature of man to playing a role in the words like "Ground", "Air".The “feet,mechanical, go round- “ describe the emotional roller coasters one goes through after the death of a loved one. The word “Ought” means whatever so therefore its a careless word, which reflects that society is “insecure” to an individuals death.("After Great Pain a Formal Feeling Comes -") Following that line, "A Wooden way. This "way" being described is the insincere mourning that society tries to push individuals through to cope with their emotions during this hard time. Wooden is used in a negative connotation, if something is wooden, then it is constructed by man meaning that it is

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