Why Is Emily Dickinson A Romantic Poet

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Emily Dickinson
The originative Emily Dickinson was a gifted poet as she composed passionate poems that baffled readers with her literary style. Using her naïve perception, Dickinson’s poetry was written on a daily basis. Through her use of quick-witted metaphors and improvised grammar, Emily Dickinson remains a classic poet whose poetry influenced American Literature today. Emily Dickinson was seen as psychologically unbalanced and reclusive in her life, as shown through her varying emotional poems which had an impact on American Romanticism, through her style of writing, which did not follow the rules of grammar, and through her connotative word meanings which intrigued the twentieth century critiques.
Born to Emily Norcross and Edward Dickinson
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Surprisingly, Modern composers and dancers have used Dickinson’s poems for music and choreography because she often used meters of English hymns (“Emily Dickinson: An Overview” 5). Whatever seemed to fascinate Dickinson, she wrote about and her tone was often witty with occasional pathos here and there (“Major Characteristics” 1). Most poets wrote about traumatic events in their poetry, while Emily Dickinson showed no interest in political events, her theme often include her idea of identity and status achievements (“Emily Dickinson: An Overview” 5). Since most of her poems were lyric poetry, her poems were often in first person (“Major Characteristics” 2). Dickinson rarely titled her poetry, in fact only about 10 of 1800 poems were titled (2). Poems written by Dickinson were usually known by their first line or by numbers that were assigned to them by editors (2). In addition, Emily Dickinson never had to create a finished poem because she never published them, so she never had to decipher between different versions of her poems …show more content…
For the same reason, her creative use of grammar and sentence structure left critics in awe (4). Naturally, Dickinson’s unwillingness to follow rules not only appeared in her poems, but also affect society. Dickinson used an assortment of rhymes that were considered taboo until late in the nineteenth century, some of these rhymes include identical rhyme, eye rhyme, vowel rhymes, imperfect rhymes, and suspended rhyme (5). Dickinson would capitalize nouns for no reason, use dashes to either accentuate meanings or to demonstrate lack of words, and even put dashes to replace commas or periods (5). Furthermore, Emily Dickinson constantly used paradox in her poems (Scheurich 190). Dickinson would read the Webster’s Dictionary for fun because she loved words, this unusual hobby influenced her poems form (“Emily Dickinson: An Overview” 5). Of course living as a recluse could have affected her poetry, because people start to make up confidential meanings and symbols to which they only know about

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