Emotional Ideas And Truths In Emily Dickinson's Poetry

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Human beings constantly strive for comfort, whether that comes in the form of money, love, groups of people, temperature or a certain place. And while stepping outside of your comfort zone is important and necessary in life, sometimes you need to be in your own safe space to be able to relax, open up and be productive. Although Emily Dickinson actively removed herself from society and didn’t travel to gain inspiration like other authors, she did spend time immersing her mind in her subject matter, life. Because of this, her poetry expresses potent emotional ideas and truths of the heart and soul that can touch everyone.

As a separate mind and body from society, Emily saw the world through windows and paper. She created her own independent
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She goes about presenting them in simple stanzas, yet it speaks more in the heart and mind than it says on the paper. Emily’s poetry is a simple stunning in that way. Her poems are fairly short and, regardless of length, are composed of small, four-line stanzas, but the power in her poems does not come from length nor fanciful words nor rhyming, but the meaning behind them, the visions and the ties to the reader that create something great from something so small. She doesn’t try to convey her meaning through gilded script, but writes in an honest, straightforward way. Like in her poem “I heard a Fly buzz-when I died”, the world doesn’t present mysticality or spirituality to people, people have to find beauty in the simple things. Emily often uses ordinary objects to convey a larger more powerful image. She describes and gives life to a common little stone to portray the belief that “fulfilling [ life] in casual simplicity” allows for more acknowledgment and appreciation of the things you have and experience. Her use of capitalization of words and certain instances of diction to give them more meaning and vivacity can be the link to emotions and memories from the reader’s life, creating closer ties between the author, poem and reader. Certain phrases, in their meaning or simply the way they flow, catch and ensnare a …show more content…
She not only writes about personal beliefs and events in her life, but she also teaches lessons and writes poems with morals. Youth are often told never to lie, but Emily brings a new light to truth-telling. She remarks how a kind and truthful explanation can placate a child’s questioning at the speed of lightning, but often the truth is too potent and “must dazzle gradually or every man be blind.” This suggests the idea of white lies and often it is important to consider the effect of what you say as well as the truth in it. Emily writes in a way that is powerful and meaningful, but understandable even to young children. Her poem “If I can stop one heart from breaking” speaks easily to all ages that life is made worthwhile if you help others. “If I can ease one life the aching, or cool one pain, [...] I shall not live in vain.” Emily Dickinson’s poems cover a wide range of tones and teach valuable lessons but also instill feelings and beliefs in people. Something in the poem “‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers” really struck something within me. The idea that the Hope Bird is small and delicate, yet is always fighting and singing for you is a really impactful thought and image for me. The selflessness of the tiny bird that will stay by your side through the darkest

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