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  • 1. Emily Dickinson
    Kayon Gray
    English 1102
    Elizabeth Owens
    8 May 2011
  • 2. Content :
    Who was Emily Dickinson
    Her style of writing
    Emily’s literary elements
    Her inspiration
    Example of her poetry
    Why her poems were edited
    Conclusion
    Works Cited
  • 3. Who is Emily Dickinson?
    Emily Dickinson is a passionate poet whose poetry is like no other. Although she lived in seclusion, she shared herself through her poetry. Many people thought that writing was a way for her to get away from all the stresses and disappointments in life.
  • 4. Emily Dickinson’s style of writing
    Random capitalization
    Unusual grammar
    Rhyming meter
    Use of dashes
    Use of metaphor
    No titles
  • 5. Emily’s literary elements
    Similes
    Metaphors
    Personification
    Extended metaphors
  • 6. Her inspiration comes from
  • 7. Garlands for Queens, may be-
    Garlands for Queens, may be –
    Laurels – for rare degree
    Of soul or sword-
    Ah – but remembering me –
    Ah – but remembering thee –
    Nature in chivalry –
    Nature in chivalry –
    Nature in equity –
    The Rose ordained!
  • 8. The editing of Emily’s poems
    Emily Dickinson’s poems have since been edited heavily because of her use of dashes in place of punctuation, her grammar, and her capitalization mid sentence.
  • 9. In Conclusion
    Although Emily Dickinson was not well known for her poetry in her lifetime, there is now an ample amount of her work for readers to talk about for another lifetime.
  • 10. Works Cited
    Cady, Edwin H., and Louis J. Budd. On Dickinson: The Best from American Literature Durham: Duke UP, 1990.
    Cooley, Carolyn Lindley. The Music of Emily Dickinson's Poems and Letters: A Study of Imagery and Form. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2003.
    Duchac, Joseph. The Poems of Emily Dickinson: An Annotated Guide to Commentary Published in English, 1978-1989. New York, NY: G.K. Hall, 1993.
    Franke, William: “The Missing All” Emily Dickinson’s Apophatic Poetics: Christianity and Literature Vol. 58, No. 1 (Autumn 2008)
    Franklin, R. W. The Poems of Emily Dickinson Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1999.
    Garbowsky, Maryanne. The House Without the Door: A Study of Emily Dickinson and the Illness of Agoraphobia. Rutherford, NJ: Associated University Presses, 1989.
    Guthrie, James R. Emily Dickinson's Vision: Illness and Identity in Her Poetry.  Gainesville, FL: UP of Florida, 1998.
    Melani, Lilia. "Emily Dickinson: An Oerview." Department of English: Lilia Melani. Brooklyn College, 24 Feb. 2009. Web. 24 Mar. 2010. <http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/english/melani/cs6/dickinson.html>.