Emily Dickinson 's The Saddest Noise Essays

1118 Words Feb 13th, 2015 5 Pages
With nearly 2,000 published poems, Emily Dickinson has given all those that read her poetry a look into her individual way of thinking and analyzing her feelings. Dickinson’s poems show her seclusion from the outside world, which was very unheard of in the mid 1800’s. Due to Dickinson’s poetry style differing from other poets of her time, she became known as one of the most important and influential poets in American Literature. Emily Dickinson 's "The Saddest Noise, the Sweetest Noise" and "Hope Is the Thing With Feathers" differentiating metaphorical content and tone greatly exemplify her overall poetic style and how her poetry has influenced American literature.
On December 10, 1830 in Amherst, Massachusetts, Emily Dickinson was born into a very successful family. Dickinson spent most of her time indoors and rarely received visitors, which gave her time to write her poetry. Her poetry was not publicly recognized during her lifetime, but was first released in 1890, 4 years before she died. Dickinson’s poetry contains a plethora of dashes, which she is famous for, and ideas of death and the ways of the universe. Her poetry poses as very unique and deep, with a constant usage of philosophical metaphors and intricate language to create her accustomed somber yet hopeful tone.
In “The Saddest Noise, The Sweetest Noise”, Dickinson is comparing the human life to a year of seasons. Her metaphor would imply that life is a never ending cycle of happiness, and sadness. She…

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