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Elliptical Nature of Dickinson's Poem

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Ayodeji Ilesanmi
Ms. Pape
English 1302.625
March 27, 2012
Research Paper
STEPS ONE THROUGH FOUR
Step One: Topic Choice
Option 2: Choose one of the three poets from the list above.
Discuss theme or themes as they are presented in four poems (minimum) from your poet’s work.
I will like to analyze theme in the works of Emily Dickinson.
Step Two: Two Potential Sources
Martin, Wendy. The Cambridge Introduction to Emily Dickinson. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge UP, 2007. Print.
Meyer, Michael. "A Study of Emily Dickinson." The Bedford Introduction to Literature: Reading, Thinking, Writing. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2008. 831-73. Print.




Step Three:
1. Other Works Cited.
Anderson, Charles R. "The Conscious Self in Emily Dickinson's Poetry." American Literature 31.3 (1959): 290. Print.
Grabher, Gudrun, Roland Hagenbüchle, and Cristanne Miller. The Emily Dickinson Handbook. Amherst: University of Massachusetts, 1998. Print.
Leiter, Sharon. Critical Companion to Emily Dickinson: A Literary Reference to Her Life and Work. New York, NY: Facts on File, 2007. Print.

2. Annotated/trial Work Cited.
Anderson, Charles R. "The Conscious Self in Emily Dickinson's Poetry." American Literature 31.3 (1959): 290. Print.
Anderson in this literary criticism discusses the poetic qualities of Emily Dickinson: poems written by her; predominant themes of Dickinson's poems; source of inspiration for the poems.
Emsley, Sarah. "Is Emily Dickinson a Metaphysical Poet?" Canadian Review of American Studies 33.3 (2003): 249-65. Print.
Emsley in this article explores the metaphysical themes in the poetry of Emily Dickinson: frequent use of abrupt, attention-getting openings in her poetry: focus of Dickinson's poetry on the theme of death; characteristics of metaphysical poetry; approaches used by Dickinson in tackling problems of metaphysics.

Grabher, Gudrun, Roland Hagenbüchle, and Cristanne Miller. The Emily Dickinson Handbook. Amherst: University of...

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