Ordinary Themes Presented with an Extra-ordinary Talent: An Overview of Emily Dickinson’s Notable Poems

Yousef. A.N. Aldalabeeh

Abstract


As a poet with varied writing styles and extra-ordinary talent, Emily Dickinson occupied a very prestigious position in the field of American literature. Her poetry deals with a unique and large number of thematic expressions. This paper aims at introducing the unfolded, underlying and amazing thematic expressions of Emily Dickinson’s notable poetry. To unveil these themes of death, love, nature, immortality, pain and suffering from her widely recognized poetry, secondary source of data has been used. In this study, an effort also has been made to trace, examine, and explore the various themes with outstanding style of presentation of her poetry and their impact on readers and critics. Many researchers and critics have spent their great exertion to trace out these themes and they became successful in this regard. It is hoped that this study will also be a part in this line of contribution and serve the purpose for which it is designed.


Keywords


Outstanding, death, love, nature, immortality, pain and suffering

Full Text:

PDF

References


Aiken, C. (1958). A reviewer’s ABC: Collected criticism of Conrad Aiken from 1916 to the present. New York: Meridian Books.

Anderson, Charles R.(1960). Emily Dickinson's Poetry: Stairway of Surprise. (New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston).

Arnold. Matthew. (1965). “The Study of Poetry”. Essay on English Literature. ed. F. W. Bateson (London: University of London Press).

Brooks, Cleanth and Warren Robert, Penn. (1960). Understanding Poetry. (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston).

Chase, Richard . (1965). Emily Dickinson. New York: Dell Publishing.

Dickinson, Emily. (1963) The Poems of Emily Dickinson. ed. Thomas H Johnson. Cambridge, Mass: The Belknap Press. (All references to poems are from this volume.)

Emily. (1958). Emily Dickinson: Selected Letters. Ed. T. H. Johnson Cambridge: Harvard University.

Gelpi, J. Albert. (1971). Emily Dickinson: The Mind of The Poet. New York: W.W. Norton and Co.

Hartnoll, Emma.(1994). The Works of Emily Dickinson. Hertfordshire, Wordsworth Editions Ltd.

Higginson, David. (1967). Portrait of Emily Dickinson: The Poet and Her Prose. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.

Higginson, Mary Thatcher. (1941).The Story of My Life. Boston : Houghton Mifflin.

Johnson, Thomas H.(1972). Emily Dickinson: An Interpretive Biography. (1955; Rpt. New York: Athenaeum).

Kilcup, K.L. (ed.). (1997). Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers: An Anthology. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Blackwell Publishers Inc.

MacLeish, A. (1963). “The Private World: Poems of Emily Dickinson.” Emily Dickinson, A Collection of Critical Essays, ed. Richard B. Sewall. Englewood Cliffs, N. J: Prentice–Hall.

Ransom, Hohn, C. ( 1963). "Emily Dickinson: A Poet Restored." Emily Dickinson: A Collection of Critical Essays. ed. Richard B. Sewall. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall

Reeves, James.(1976). Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson .London: Heinemann.

Sewall, R. (ed.).(1963). Emily Dickinson: A Collection of Critical Essays. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall.

St.Armand Barton.(1984). Emily Dickinson and her Culture: The Soul’s society. Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press.

Tate, A. (1959). Emily Dickinson. Collected Essays. Denver: The Swallow Press.

Thackrey, Donald E. ( 1963) "The Communication of the Word." Emily Dickinson: A Collection of Critical Essays. Ed. Richard B. Sewall. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall.

Ward, A.C. (1932). American Literature : 1880-1930. London : Methuen.

Ward, Theodora. (1868).The Capsule of the Mind: Chapters in the life of Emily Dickinson. (Cambridge, Harvard University Press).

Warren, Austin. (1957) "Emily Dickinson," Sewanee Review. IXV (Autumn, 1957) .

Whicher, George Frisbie. (1957). This Was a Poet: A Critical Biography of Emily Dickinson. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Wilbur, Richard. (1996). "Sumptuous Destitution". ed. Judith Farr. Emily Dickinson: A Collection of Critical Essays (Prentice-Hall).

Winter, Yvor. (1947). "Emily Dickinson and the Limits of Judgment". Defense of Reason. 3rd ed. (Denver: The Swallow Press).




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7575/aiac.ijalel.v.7n.3p.60

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.




Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

2012-2021 (CC-BY) Australian International Academic Centre PTY.LTD

International Journal of Applied Linguistics and English Literature

To make sure that you can receive messages from us, please add the journal emails into your e-mail 'safe list'. If you do not receive e-mail in your 'inbox', check your 'bulk mail' or 'junk mail' folders.