The Poems of Emily Dickinson Topics for Discussion

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Select one of Emily Dickinson's poems. Write an essay in which you analyze this poem. Include points such as imagery, rhythm, rhyming scheme, and figures of speech such as metaphor and symbolism.

Research Emily Dickinson's life. Identify the aspects of her life that influenced her poetry. Write an essay in which you describe these influences and identify at least one poem that may have been affected by each of these influences.

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...

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