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Emily Dickinson
An analysis of the ideas of mental disorder in Emily Dickinson's poetry.
# 93111 | 803 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Mar 09, 2007 in Literature (Poetry) , Psychology (General)

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The paper discusses that, although Emily Dickinson is one of America's most revered poets, there can be no doubt that the poet suffered from a social phobia that kept her a hermit most of her life. Dickinson was a recluse and socially dysfunctional but these were the qualities that caused her to create some of the most popular poetry in American literature. The paper examines her poems "I'm Nobody! Who are you", "The Soul Selects Her Own Society" and "One Need not be a Chamber to be Haunted" which all highlight her reclusive lifestyle. Her early experiences with death and rejection taught her how to rely on herself and her poetry to find peace in the world.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Dickinson, Emily. "I'm nobody! Who Are You?" Bartleby Online. <http://www.bartleby.com/113/1027.html> Site Accessed February 20, 2006.
  • ---. "One Need Not Be a Chamber to be Haunted." Bartleby Online. <http://www.bartleby.com/113/4069.html> Site Accessed February 20, 2006.
  • ---. "The Soul Selects Her Own Society." Bartleby Online. <http://www.bartleby.com/113/1013.html> Site Accessed February 20, 2006.
  • "Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson." Foregrounds and Apprenticeships. <http://www.classroomelectric.org/volume1/belasco/dickinson-higginson.htm> Site Accessed February 20, 2006.

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