Emily Dickinson Poetry Analysis
In the poem, Poe gives “Science” the living characteristic resembling that of a vulture. This vulture is looming over and preying upon a poet who wishes to write from the heart. This looming is what is removing the power of creativity that a writer needs to dream of mythological characters such as the examples Poe gives, including Diana the Roman goddess of the moon, water and wood nymphs, and elves.
Poe takes this poem very personally as his entire life 's work depends on his ability to think creatively. The poem is written in the classic form of ABAB CDCD EFEF GG rhyme scheme. This poetry style contrasts the idea of science which continues to update and must be modern. Edgar Allen Poe’s writing style complements the poem well with its overly elegant use of language that extends the idea of using a more classical approach to this theme of resisting …show more content…
To begin, Dickinson uses several different methods to create little flags to draw the reader’s attention. The first being her use of capitalization on words that are not proper nouns, including: “Gentlemen”, “Microscopes”, and “Emergency” (Dickinson, 2012). The use of quotation marks on the word “Faith” is to signify that Dickinson is calling the word out and, for the rest of the poem, will be using a more exaggerated definition of the word. To Emily Dickinson, the word “Faith” is an unnatural creation made by humanity as opposed to the majority of language that is used to describe natural events that occur externally and internally. Next, the italicizing of “see” is done to add more meaning behind her theme (Dickinson, 2012). The theme in the first two lines is the expression of the idea that faith was the product of true human invention as opposed to innovation, which is only the amalgamation of several outside sources for inspiration, and that faith can only be harnessed by those who are capable of complicated thoughts. Finally, Dickinson uses exclamation marks to both add strong emotion to the ends of the two lines that have them, especially for the word emergency, and to exaggerate the simple ABCB rhyme scheme. This becomes important in the last two lines when “Emergency” is capitalized (Dickinson,