Topic: Dickinson does not write poems with clear moral or ethical messages
Subject: English & Literature
Paper type: Essay (Any Type)
Language: English (U.S.)
write a 400-word (minimum) essay discussing the topic. Unlike many of her contemporaries, Dickinson does not write poems with clear moral or ethical messages. Are her poems trying to "teach" us anything? What seems to be the purpose of these poems? What questions or arguments is she raising about faith and religion? Paragraphs should be developed in PIE paragraph format including at least two quotation sandwiches. In your answer to the question of your choice, you must demonstrate all the writing and reading skills we have practiced in this module: PIE paragraphs, quotation sandwiches, CRIT, quoting poetry (if applicable), and writing a theme statement. Info on emily dickson: Emily Dickinson was born on December 10, 1830, in Amherst, Massachusetts. By the 1860s, Dickinson lived in almost complete isolation from the outside world, but actively maintained many correspondences and read widely. She spent a great deal of this time with her family. Dickinson’s poetry was heavily influenced by the Metaphysical poets of seventeenth-century England, as well as her reading of the Book of Revelation and her upbringing in a Puritan New England town, which encouraged a Calvinist, orthodox, and conservative approach to Christianity. While Dickinson was extremely prolific as a poet and regularly enclosed poems in letters to friends, she was not publicly recognized during her lifetime. The first volume of her work was published posthumously in 1890 and the last in 1955. She died in Amherst in 1886. View the following slides about the characteristics of her poetry. Keep these in mind when we revisit her in subsequent modules. Attached is the powerpoint on emily
Emily Dickson's poetry addresses a wide range of topics, including immorality, faith, God, death, prayer, love, and nature. Her work and life have garnered research interests in an attempt to unravel the mysteries in her life, especially on the influence of religion. Orthodox Calvinist values pervaded her hometown of Amherst, allowing her to have a grim outlook on the world, although she did not accept its truth (Fifhause 1). She focused on redefining the world through poetry because she was not satisfied with the explanations provided by religion in her culture in New England. She examined her own ethics and morals beyond the boundaries of religion through an exploration of religious concepts that confused her and began creating a personal doctrine....