Emily Dickinson And Gwendolyn Dickinson's Much Madness Is Divinest Sense

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Evelyn Cunningham once said “Women are the only oppressed group in our society that live in intimate association with their oppressor.” For many years women were pushed to the side or underappreciated. Women were not allowed to do what they wanted and were shunned or looked down upon if they did something that was out of ordinary for women. People had different views on how women should be treated. Many poets used their words to describe how they felt about women’s situation. Many poets such as Emily Dickinson, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Thomas Hardy were some of the main poets who shared their views on women’s oppression. In Dickinson’s” Much Madness is Divinest Sense” the people who go against the social normality are shunned or disapproved of. The poem states, “Demur- you’re straightway dangerous-“ People who stray away from the crowd are and were seen as crazy or odd. During the time when this poem was published women began to doing things that they did not normally do and many people began to think that is was odd for them to do that. Dickinson’s poem shows how when women go against their social normality people began to think that they were going crazy. Dickson voiced her …show more content…
Back when the poem was published abortion was not looked highly upon. People who got an abortion were never looked at the same way. Brooks’ states “Abortion will not let you forget.” The consequences that come with abortions continuously remind the women of what she had done and how awful it was. Once women got an abortion they were put down on the social classes and everywhere else. Brooks says “Believe me in my deliberateness I was not deliberate.” The writer uses this sentence to emphasize the importance of thinking before you do and that women will never forget what happened to them when and after they got an

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