The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson Topics for Discussion

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Consider one of Emily Dickinson's poems that she rewrote, such as Poem 824. Compare and contrast the differing versions of the poems. Be sure to include how her changes affect the tone and intent of the poem.

Research Emily Dickinson's life. Identify influences and experiences that may have caused Emily to be preoccupied with death, dying and the afterlife.

Compare and contrast Emily Dickinson's poetry with other poetry being written during the same time period. Consider poets such as Ralph Waldo Emerson or Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Describe Emily Dickinson's use of religious imagery in her poetry. What influences in Emily's life allowed her to be so familiar with the Bible?

Consider the mysterious man to whom Emily addresses some of her poetry. Do you believe this was a real man? If so, who do you believe this man was? Explain your answer.

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