Here's my attempt at a close reading of this familiar but difficult and enigmatic poem. I do agree that we as Americans have little direct. In some cases, the reader must decipher a deeper meaning than what lays upon the surface. She was a Christian, therefore believing in life after death. Dickinson never married and lived a secluded life in her family's home, only ever leaving the house for one year before returning again.
Thus although many have presented this reclusion as a symptom of her insanity, it was actually just a decision not to live the way the majority did, just because the majority said it was the way that she should live. I did view his body after he was prepared by the funeral home. Many of her poems deal with themes of death and immortality, two recurring topics in letters to her friends. Even if you have never felt a rage so violent that you felt destructive or explosive, can you imagine what such a state must feel like? The speaker's life, loaded with potential, was stagnant, neglected, left to stand in corners. Her poems are unique; so unlike any other I had ever read. The 'good day' of regeneration through violence is done, and patriarchy attempts to reassert itself. I had no idea where I would end up, but am glad to say I fit into the former category, although I think I'm a bit in the middle on it.
In her poem My Life had stood—a Loaded Gun--, her use of compression gives more force to each fragmented sentence, breaking it up into almost metaphoric terms of the components of the gun itself. The first 'owner' of the speaker's life would be her father, the next 'owner' her lover-husband, the ultimate 'owner' her Creator. It's as if everyone could interpret Dickinson's poems into his or her personal life; seeing the poems the way they want to see it. In all seriousness, I really enjoyed the ones I had read before, making me think that they just need to grow on me. Life in line 1, Night in line 13 Uses em dashes at the end of nearly every line There is not a lot of rhyming - only lines 2 and 4 in the first and last stanzas rhyme Length of lines is maintained throughout the poem In each stanza, the first and third lines are in iambic octameter, and the second and fourth lines are in iambic hexameter. As I will be studying Emily Dickenson I decided to begin to read some of her works. Born on December 10, 1830, in Amherst, Massachusetts, Emily Dickinson went on to drop out of school and live the rest of her days at home with her family.
At the end of the 12th century, Layamon's Brut adapted Wace to make the first English-language work to discuss the legends of Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. For the man the anima is the essential point of connection with woman and with deity. The archetype of the daemon as masculine is beginning to change, but it has been real for women up until now. Yet I would argue that templates can increase english literature. Later on, in the third stanza, she will compare herself to a volcano, turning the possibility of destruction — a contingent fact up until that point — into a reality.
But behind all the confusion is a hidden meaning that becomes clear, and one realizes that all the odd word choices were chosen for a specific reason. From My Life a Loaded Gun: Dickinson, Plath, Rich, and Female Creativity. No wonder that the animus and the anima appear in dreams, myths, fantasies, and works of art as figures at once human and divine, as lover and god. But in the mountain's reply to this speech the gun experiences her own singular effect on the world. Some my have difficulty learning a new subject, especially if they weren't raised by it.
There are a few occasions throughout the poem when the use of dashes gives the idea of the narrator pausing and adding in a little extra information, maybe something that helps the reader understand the situation more. They were not allowed to vote, or earn money. The controlling metaphor urges the reader to consider the intended message of the poem. In the final stanza we encounter eternal love as she wills them each to live on forever. In the third verse she no longer acts for the master but describes an exchange between herself and the mountain. As it turns out, Emily Dickinson is not the best to read when you're feeling down, as her themes tend to include death, loneliness, and more death, but hey, you live and you learn. The great matter is to reveal and outpour the God-like suggestions pressing for birth in the soul.
In different ways, therefore, each survives the other: she mortal in her person but timeless in her poems, he transpersonal as an archetype but dependent on her transitory experience of him to manifest himself. Not all poems were on the same level, I must confess. Several of her poems are similar in theme, and also similar in bringing out human emotions that we humans usually try to avoid. I find this to be one of her most difficult poems to decode. The woman, whose voice Dickinson wrote from, reflects on the importance of her husband's life to hers and her dependency on him being there to direct her life.
Shared intimacy, in her view, would bring nothing better than aggressive self-reliance does. With instinctive rightness Dickinson's imagination grasps her situation in terms of the major myth of the American experience. First, I will take apart the poem in terms of its use of literary elements. In the process the poet uncovers the true self within, in all its hardness and rage, in its desire for revenge and aggressive, even masculine, sexuality for this is, after all, one interpretation of the gun in the poem. Overall, then, I believe the use of templates-an important point to make given thoughts. The word 'identified' is crucial here.