The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

Discuss the recurring theme of "Death" in the poems of Emily Dickinson. What symbols and motifs does the author use to represent death? What can be interpreted through her personification of death?

Essay Topic 2

Poem 61 begins, "Papa above! / Regard a Mouse / O'erpowered by the Cat!" What is the theme of this poem? What imagery does the poet use to illuminate that theme?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Emily Dickinson's unique use of capitalization and punctuation in her poetry. What is the significance of these structural elements? What forms of imagery are often capitalized?

Essay Topic 4

Discuss the theme of earthly love and marriage as detailed in the poems of Emily Dickinson. Where does this theme occur? What symbolism does the author use in these poems?

Essay Topic 5

Discuss the author's use of Biblical allusion in her poems. What is the poet's view of Christianity? How do we know...

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