Emily Dickinson's The Brain Is Wider Than The Sky

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When it comes to an artist’s best work there always seem to be heavy debates. This seems fair enough, seeing as everyone is entitled to an opinion -whether or not he or she has founded it by logical reason. Fans either: like their new stuff, their old stuff, or they only seem to enjoy the rare gems that they like to believe no one else knows about. As history tends to repeat itself, anyone who has ever been apart of a “scene” or “club” or “clique” knows this to be true, and has most likely lived it firsthand. Before I began creating my own art, I was on one, or all of those sides, but then I reached a turning point. Having an epiphany I realized that artist’s do not put their work out just to be argued over (not saying that they should not be critiqued), but rather to be seen, heard, or felt. Artists are constantly creating, and experimenting with new things or stressing ideas they have already presented in different lights. One of the great American poets, Emily Dickinson used her verbal artistry to express and re-express a variety of ideas. Being an eccentric woman, who was essentially a shut-in; Dickinson was able to exercise her mind within the confines of four walls. By doing this, she proved the title of her poem “The Brain is Wider Than the Sky”. Her ideas were broad, while physically living in a box. With that being said I feel that Emily’s brain should be further explored. The Norton Introduction to Literature gives us trailer for Dickinson’s work, whereas I believe that if we added a meticulously selected five more poems to the collection, we would get a better spectrum for Emily’s creative intellect. Essentially instead of a trailer, now we would have a short film that does …show more content…
Here we can see that our author already feels as if she cannot spread her wings. To further this idea Emily writes, “Still! Could themself have peeped

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