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Emily Dickinson's Poetry
Examines how American poet Emily Dickinson made use of imagery in her work.
# 49718 | 1,456 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Mar 16, 2004 in Literature (American) , Literature (Poetry) , English (Analysis)


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Emily Dickinson is often thought of as "America's Poet" and during her short life, she created an enormous amount of poetry. One of the most important literary devices Dickinson used in her work was imagery, and she used it in a variety of unique ways to make her poetry more enduring, more meaningful, and extremely compelling. This paper discusses the use of many different forms of imagery in her poetry. It quotes from Dickinson's poetry to provide examples.

From the Paper:

"However, circles are not the only imagery Dickinson employed in her works. Nature was a common theme for her poetry, and she used many diverse images of nature to convey her meanings and thoughts. Flowers form a large part of this natural imagery, and one expert notes there are over 400 references to flowers or their parts in her poetry (Eberwein 115-116). She used flower imagery as she used other imagery in her works, to denote a wide variety of themes, from God to bliss, women, and some even believe female genitalia. Poem 137 shows a bit of this erotic and sensual imagery conjured up by the daisies in the verse. "Flowers -- Well -- if anybody / Can the ecstasy define -- / Half a transport -- half a trouble -- / With which flowers humble men: / Anybody find the fountain / From which floods so contra flow -- / I will give him all the Daisies / Which upon the hillside blow" (Dickinson)."

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