|Emily Dickinson “Because I Could Not Stop for Death”
“A Fly Buzzed When I Died”
“The Cricket Sang”
- dense, poetic conceits which join concrete images from our domestic, day to day, household experience to huge events of cosmic significance: birth, marriage, and death; the tiniest, most insignificant details of life are directly connected to the eternal
- a modern celebration of the ambiguous, multiple meanings to be found in her poems
- Her poems illuminate the situation of women in 19th c. American society. In a society dominated by men, her poems subvert the established expectations for women.
Simple form, inspired by hymns and prayers, New England spiritual
diaries. The reader is invited to meditate upon the deep ambiguity of