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Emily Dickinson


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Emily Dickinson

  1. 1. Emily Dickinson<br />Kayon Gray <br />English 1102<br />Elizabeth Owens <br />8 May 2011<br />
  2. 2. Content :<br />Who was Emily Dickinson<br />Her style of writing<br />Emily’s literary elements<br />Her inspiration<br />Example of her poetry<br />Why her poems were edited<br />Conclusion<br />Works Cited<br />
  3. 3. Who is Emily Dickinson?<br />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. <br />
  4. 4. Emily Dickinson’s style of writing<br />Random capitalization<br />Unusual grammar <br />Rhyming meter<br />Use of dashes<br />Use of metaphor<br />No titles<br />
  5. 5. Emily’s literary elements<br />Similes <br />Metaphors<br />Personification<br />Extended metaphors<br />
  6. 6. Her inspiration comes from <br />
  7. 7. Garlands for Queens, may be-<br />Garlands for Queens, may be –<br />Laurels – for rare degree<br />Of soul or sword-<br />Ah – but remembering me –<br />Ah – but remembering thee –<br />Nature in chivalry –<br />Nature in chivalry –<br />Nature in equity –<br />The Rose ordained!<br />
  8. 8. The editing of Emily’s poems<br />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. <br />
  9. 9. In Conclusion<br />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.<br />
  10. 10. Works Cited<br />Cady, Edwin H., and Louis J. Budd. On Dickinson: The Best from American Literature Durham: Duke UP, 1990.<br />Cooley, Carolyn Lindley. The Music of Emily Dickinson's Poems and Letters: A Study of Imagery and Form. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2003.<br />Duchac, Joseph. The Poems of Emily Dickinson: An Annotated Guide to Commentary Published in English, 1978-1989. New York, NY: G.K. Hall, 1993.<br />Franke, William: “The Missing All” Emily Dickinson’s Apophatic Poetics: Christianity and Literature Vol. 58, No. 1 (Autumn 2008)<br />Franklin, R. W. The Poems of Emily Dickinson Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1999.<br />Garbowsky, Maryanne. The House Without the Door: A Study of Emily Dickinson and the Illness of Agoraphobia. Rutherford, NJ: Associated University Presses, 1989.<br />Guthrie, James R. Emily Dickinson's Vision: Illness and Identity in Her Poetry.  Gainesville, FL: UP of Florida, 1998.<br />Melani, Lilia. "Emily Dickinson: An Oerview." Department of English: Lilia Melani. Brooklyn College, 24 Feb. 2009. Web. 24 Mar. 2010. <>.<br />