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Her words are the declarations of a lover, but such language is not unique to the letters to Gilbert. In the third stanza, attention shifts back to the speaker, who has been observing her own death with all the strength of her remaining senses.

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Bennet, Paula. As early as her letters suggest that her mind was turning over the possibility of her own work. Edward also joined his father in the family home, the Homestead, built by Samuel Dickinson in Emily Dickinson was a poet from the s. She was particularly stirred by the Reverend Charles Wadsworth, whom she first met on a trip to Philadelphia. As Dickinson had predicted, their paths diverged, but the letters and poems continued. With the first she was in firm agreement with the wisdom of the century: the young man should emerge from his education with a firm loyalty to home. She also exacted a promise from her sister Lavinia to burn her papers. A full compilation, The Poems of Emily Dickinson, wasn't published until , though previous iterations had been released. They had many things in common from their writings about death and sadness, because of their unfortunate losses in life, to the fact that they were both born in Massachusetts.

As Dickinson had predicted, their paths diverged, but the letters and poems continued. These seemingly victorious people understand the nature of victory much less than does a person who has been denied it and lies dying.

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She took a teaching position in Baltimore in Neither Emily nor her sister ever married and lived together at the Homestead until their respective deaths. At times she sounded like the female protagonist from a contemporary novel; at times, she was the narrator who chastises her characters for their failure to see beyond complicated circumstances. There were to be no pieties between them, and when she detected his own reliance on conventional wisdom, she used her language to challenge what he had left unquestioned. The content of those letters is unknown. There was one other duty she gladly took on. On the eve of her departure, Amherst was in the midst of a religious revival. Eberwein 89 It starts by emphatically affirming that there is a world beyond death which we cannot see but which we still can understand intuitively, as we do music. Edward also joined his father in the family home, the Homestead, built by Samuel Dickinson in These are often conventional and sentimental in nature. Dickinson scholar Vivian Pollak considers these references an autobiographical reflection of Dickinson's "thirsting-starving persona", an outward expression of her needy self-image as small, thin and frail.

She described the winter as one long dream from which she had not yet awakened. There were also the losses through marriage and the mirror of loss, departure from Amherst.

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