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  1. 1. Amy Stephens Professor Owens ENG-1102 5 December 2010
  2. 2. Emily Dickinson
  3. 3. <ul><li>She was a very strange person, but her works are what made her famous. </li></ul><ul><li>She isolated herself from the world and mostly wrote about her loneliness. </li></ul>Emily Dickinson’s poetry was extremely unique
  4. 4. Emily’s room
  5. 5. <ul><li>She used slant rhyme in most of her work. </li></ul><ul><li>By using slant rhyme, she was able to add interest and tension to her poems. </li></ul><ul><li>Dickinson also put her punctuation and capitalization in odd places making the poetry more interesting to read. </li></ul>Emily Dickinson used a very experimental use of rhythm, rhyme, and punctuation in her poetry.
  6. 6. <ul><li>For example, in “Because I could not stop for Death,” she shows many specific ways in which Death resembles a person. </li></ul>Dickinson often used personification in her works
  7. 7. <ul><li>Dickinson used imagery to help paint a picture of the story she was telling in some of the poems she wrote. </li></ul>Emily Dickinson occasionally used imagery in her works
  8. 8. <ul><li>Most of Dickinson’s poems reflect her loneliness from shutting herself out from the world. </li></ul><ul><li>She believed that nature was her teacher, and she learned everything about life from it. </li></ul><ul><li>Even though she shut herself away from the world, she still did not want people to judge her because of it. </li></ul>Common Themes in Dickinson’s works
  9. 9. <ul><li>Dickinson said her poems were her letters to the world and she wanted to show what nature had taught her. </li></ul><ul><li>As she shared her thoughts to the world, she did not want people to think bad of her because of her decisions. </li></ul><ul><li>She mostly enclosed her poems in letters to friends and family. </li></ul>Another theme of Dickinson’s poems was the message behind them
  10. 10. <ul><li>She is one of the most unique poets from the early 1800s. </li></ul><ul><li>Her lifestyle and way of thinking were very interesting to learn about. </li></ul><ul><li>Her works matched her lifestyle perfectly because her way of writing was also very strange. </li></ul>Studying the life of Emily Dickinson is extremely beneficial
  11. 11. <ul><li>It is not always the best thing to conform to the world’s ways. </li></ul><ul><li>Dickinson’s writings have left many readers thinking to not always listen to the world and it’s ways, but to shut it away and make decisions by one’s self. </li></ul>Learning about Dickinson’s oneness with nature can teach a very valuable lesson
  12. 12. THE END

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