Charlotte Perkins Gilman | Critical Essay by Denise D. Knight

This literature criticism consists of approximately 21 pages of analysis & critique of Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
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SOURCE: “‘But O My Heart’: The Private Poetry of Charlotte Perkins Gilman,” in Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Optimist Reformer, University of Iowa Press, 1999, pp. 267-84.

In the following essay, Knight discusses what Gilman's private poetry reveals about her inner life.

In 1894, a few months after Charlotte Perkins Stetson (Gilman) published her first volume of poetry, she received a congratulatory letter from William Dean Howells proclaiming her a “gifted prophetess.” “[The poems] are the wittiest and wisest things that have been written this many a long day and year,” Howells wrote. “You speak with a tongue like a two-edged sword. I rejoice in your gift … and wonder how much more you will do with it.”1 Howells didn't wonder for long. Second and third editions of the critically...

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