Emily Dickinson is considered one of the greatest female poets to live during the 19th century. We read Emily Dickinson’s poem(s) because her work is short and very detailed. Her topics tend to be on subjects that are presented in the masculine world but she brings her own opinion to them. One of the main themes is her observation of what is around her by using tone in her work. In most of her poetry, she never titles her work with titles but with numbers.
However, in her poem titled “443” it is presented around an unknown character that is getting ready for work. Her recurring theme throughout that the poem is about precision, that our duty is perfectionism. Her presentation of this …show more content…
Another theorist that is also proposing their theories in Emily Dickinson’s poem “443” is French feminist Helene Cixous. In her essay “The Laugh of the Medusa”, she focuses her theories by using the idea of sexuality. In the essay, she’s proposes the idea that women should be truthful when they write. The main idea that Cixous may find in Dickinson’s poetry is that the topics she wrote were based on keen observation. The main question that Cixous’s theory asks is do woman and men write the same?
Through Cixous’s view she would find this poem contains that Dickinson is being truthful to herself. She would find that Dickinson has a clear idea on what writing means. Cixous In her essay, Cixous states that “a world searching the elaboration of a knowledge, on the basis of a systematic experimentation with the bodily functions, a passionate and precise interrogation of her erogeneity” (1644). One may argue that Dickinson is using objects that are around her proximity because they are familiar with her. In one of her stanzas, Dickson writes “We cannot put ourself away A Completed Man or Woman- when the errands are