The depiction of emily dickinsons own world in her literary works

The content of those letters is unknown. Within those 10 years she defined what was incontrovertibly precious to her. Her home for the rest of her life, this large brick house, still standing, has become a favourite destination for her admirers.

When she wrote to him, she wrote primarily to his wife.

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In many cases the poems were written for her. It appears in the correspondence with Fowler and Humphrey. When the first volume of her poetry was published infour years after her death, it met with stunning success.

That Dickinson felt the need to send them under the covering hand of Holland suggests an intimacy critics have long puzzled over.

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Educated at Amherst and Yale, he returned to his hometown and joined the ailing law practice of his father, Samuel Fowler Dickinson. The students looked to each other for their discussions, grew accustomed to thinking in terms of their identity as scholars, and faced a marked change when they left school. In many poems, she preferred to conceal the specific causes and nature of her deepest feelings, especially experiences of suffering, and her subjects flow so much into one another in language and conception that often it is difficult to tell if she is writing about people or God, nature or society, spirit or art. Dickinson is now known as one of the most important American poets, and her poetry is widely read among people of all ages and interests. The minister in the pulpit was Charles Wadsworth, renowned for his preaching and pastoral care. It is true that Emily Dickinson's themes are universal, but her particular vantage points tend to be very personal; she rebuilt her world inside the products of her poetic imagination. Emily Dickinson had been born in that house; the Dickinsons had resided there for the first 10 years of her life. In two cases, the individuals were editors; later generations have wondered whether Dickinson saw Samuel Bowles and Josiah Holland as men who were likely to help her poetry into print. She described the winter as one long dream from which she had not yet awakened. Particular attention should be given to grasping the sense of her whole sentences, filling in missing elements, straightening out inverted word order, and expanding the sense of telescoped phrases and metaphors. Some have argued that the beginning of her so-called reclusiveness can be seen in her frequent mentions of homesickness in her letters, but in no case do the letters suggest that her regular activities were disrupted. But in other places her description of her father is quite different the individual too busy with his law practice to notice what occurred at home. Through her letters, Dickinson reminds her correspondents that their broken worlds are not a mere chaos of fragments. Born just nine days after Dickinson, Susan Gilbert entered a profoundly different world from the one she would one day share with her sister-in-law. Her words are the declarations of a lover, but such language is not unique to the letters to Gilbert.
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