American literature | Critical Essay by Barton Levi St. Armand

This literature criticism consists of approximately 14 pages of analysis & critique of American literature.
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Critical Essay by Barton Levi St. Armand

”’Looking at Death, is Dying’: Understanding Dickinson's Morbidity” in Approaches to Teaching Dickinson's Poetry, edited by Robin Riley Fast and Christine Mack Gordon, The Modern Language Association of America, 1989, pp. 155-63.

In the following excerpt, St. Armand discusses Dickinson's stance toward death in her poetry as a mixture of the influences of her Puritan heritage and her Romantic historical context.

Looking at Death, is Dying— Just let go the Breath— And not the pillow at your Cheek So Slumbereth—(281) 

“But she’s so morbid!” is an often-heard lament from fresh readers of Emily Dickinson's poetry, whether they be sixteen or sixty. Those over sixty, or those who have been exposed to a conservative ethnic background where traditional funeral and mourning customs still...

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