Emily Dickinson's Theme Of Themes In 'Apparently With No Surprise'

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Emily Elizabeth Dickinson, who was born on December 10, 1830, in Amherst, Massachusetts, is a woman that is universally considered to be one of the most important American poets. Though Dickinson 's insights are profound, they are very limited in variation of themes. Dickinson recurring speaks of death and religion in over half of her written poems. Much of Dickinson’s poetry constantly wrestles with the essence of death and a profound skepticism towards God, resulting in a common themes and subject matter. Emily Dickinson was the second of three children born to Edward Dickinson, treasurer of Amherst College, a state legislator, and a U.S. Congressman and her homemaker mother, Emily Norcross Dickinson. Dickinson was close to both her older …show more content…
The hymn meter "Apparently With No Surprise”, is composed of alternating lines of iambic tetrameter with iambic trimeter. This poem specifically, possesses vivid imagery as well as a great deal of personification. Evidence of this is shown with the instant description of a “happy Flower”. Although not a proper noun, Dickinson capitalizes the word flower as is to signify it 's importance and significance. Not only does she give the flower importance, but also uses personification “any happy Flower”, to describe the aura surrounding it. Dickinson then explains how “The Frost” interrupted the peaceful flower and “ beheads it at its play”. Just as she capitalizes “Flower” Dickinson does this again when talking about the frost. Because of the intentional significance of the two words, the “Flower” and the “Frost” seem to stand as symbols for something else. A reader could conclude that “happy Flower” stands for something much bigger such as happiness or even life itself and that“The Frost” quite frankly symbolizes

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