Theme Of Emily Dickinson's Poetry In Brooks And Cixous Theories

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Emily Dickinson’s poetry in Brooks and Cixous theories
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
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What he means in this quote you don’t know the significance of what you reading until it is over. Another thing he is stating is that the piece has a beginning but the ending of the piece is where the information you get the most. In the poem “443”, Emily Dickinson starts the poem “I tie my hat and I cease my shawl”. From this sentence alone, we known someone is getting dressed however we don’t know what the poem is about. When we read the poem, we learn from the narrator about their work. The narrator ends the piece by stating “Therefore—we do life’s labor— Though life’s Reward—be done— With scrupulous exactness— To hold our Senses—on-“. After we read poem “443”, we learn that the narrator feels that you should feel rewarded that you are contributing to society by doing the labor that you …show more content…
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

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