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Study Guide to The Major Poetry of Emily Dickinson

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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for selected works by Emily Dickinson, famous American poet. Titles in this study guide include Safe In Their Alabaster Chambers, A Bird Came Down The Walk, 'Twas Like A Maelstrom, With A Notch, The Last Night That She Lived, I Cannot Live With You, Pain Has An Element Of Blank,, My Life Closed Twice Before Its Close, and Remorse Is Memory Awake. As a poet of the nineteenth-century, her poems were unique, unconventional, and arguably before their time. Moreover, she is considered a central literary figure of Western Civilization. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Emily Dickinson’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons they have stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.

A Study Guide for Emily Dickinson s Because I Could Not Stop for Death

Author : Emily Dickinson
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Emily Dickinson

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background - all to help you gain greater insight into great works you're bound to study for school or pleasure. In CliffsNotes on Emily Dickinson: Selected Poems, you explore some 85 poems from one of America's favorite and best poets. This guide introduces you to the major themes of Dickinson's work and shows how her poems address these themes. You also find insight into her technique, tone, and methods for writing poetry. In this study guide, you'll find Life and Background on the Author, as well as essays on Dickinson's ideas and poetic methods. You'll also find detailed analyses of Dickinson's poems that address the following themes: Nature: Scene and Meaning Poetry, Art, and Imagination Friendship, Love, and Society Suffering and Growth Death, Immortality, and Religion Classic literature or modern-day treasure - you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

A Student s Guide to Emily Dickinson

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Provides an in-depth analysis of several of the poet's works, including "I Heard a Fly Buzz," "A Bird Came Down the Walk," and "Because I Could Not Stop for Death," and includes background information on the poet.

American Book Publishing Record

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Emily Dickinson s Poems

Author : Emily Dickinson
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Cristanne Miller’s major edition of Dickinson’s poems presents the 1,100 poems the poet retained during her lifetime, in the form she retained them. Dickinson took pains to copy these poems onto folded sheets in fair hand, arguably to preserve them for posterity. Included are Dickinson’s alternate phrases and the editor’s notes and Introduction.

A Historical Guide to Emily Dickinson

Author : Vivian R. Pollak
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One of America's most celebrated women, Emily Dickinson was virtually unpublished in her own time and unknown to the public at large. Yet since the first publication of a limited selection of her poems in 1890, she has emerged as one of the most challenging and rewarding writers of all time. Born into a prosperous family in small town Amherst, Massachusetts, she had an above average education for a woman, attending a private high school and then Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, now Mount Holyoke College. Returning to Amherst to her loving family and her "feast" in the reading line, in the 1850s she became increasingly solitary and after the Civil War she spent her life indoors. Despite her cooking and gardening and extensive correspondence, Dickinson's life was strikingly narrow in its social compass. Not so her mind, and on her death in 1886 her sister discovered an astonishing cache of close to eighteen hundred poems. Bitter family quarrels delayed the full publication of Dickinson's "letter to the World," but today her poetry is commonly anthologized and widely praised for its precision, its intensity, its depth and beauty. Dickinson's life and work, however, remain in important ways mysterious. The essays presented here, all of them previously unpublished, provide an overview of Dickinson studies at the start of the twenty-first century. Written in an engaging and accessible style, this collection represents the best of contemporary scholarship and points the way toward exciting new directions for the future. The volume includes a biographical essay that covers some of the major turning points in the poet's life, especially those emphasized by her letters. Other essays discuss Dickinson's religious beliefs, her response to the Civil War, her class-based politics, her place in a tradition of American women's poetry, and the editing of her manuscripts. A Historical Guide to Emily Dickinson concludes with a rich bibliographical essay describing the controversial history of Dickinson's life in print, together with a substantial bibliography of relevant sources.

National Union Catalog

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Includes entries for maps and atlases.

The Gardens of Emily Dickinson

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In this first substantial study of Emily Dickinson's devotion to flowers and gardening, Judith Farr seeks to join both poet and gardener in one creative personality. She casts new light on Dickinson's temperament, her aesthetic sensibility, and her vision of the relationship between art and nature, revealing that the successful gardener's intimate understanding of horticulture helped shape the poet's choice of metaphors for every experience: love and hate, wickedness and virtue, death and immortality. Gardening, Farr demonstrates, was Dickinson's other vocation, more public than the making of poems but analogous and closely related to it. Over a third of Dickinson's poems and nearly half of her letters allude with passionate intensity to her favorite wildflowers, to traditional blooms like the daisy or gentian, and to the exotic gardenias and jasmines of her conservatory. Each flower was assigned specific connotations by the nineteenth century floral dictionaries she knew; thus, Dickinson's association of various flowers with friends, family, and lovers, like the tropes and scenarios presented in her poems, establishes her participation in the literary and painterly culture of her day. A chapter, "Gardening with Emily Dickinson" by Louise Carter, cites family letters and memoirs to conjecture the kinds of flowers contained in the poet's indoor and outdoor gardens. Carter hypothesizes Dickinson's methods of gardening, explaining how one might grow her flowers today. Beautifully illustrated and written with verve, The Gardens of Emily Dickinson will provide pleasure and insight to a wide audience of scholars, admirers of Dickinson's poetry, and garden lovers everywhere. Table of Contents: Introduction 1. Gardening in Eden 2. The Woodland Garden 3. The Enclosed Garden 4. The "Garden in the Brain" 5. Gardening with Emily Dickinson Louise Carter Epilogue: The Gardener in Her Seasons Appendix: Flowers and Plants Grown by Emily Dickinson Abbreviations Notes Acknowledgments Index of Poems Cited Index Reviews of this book: In this first major study of our beloved poet Dickinson's devotion to gardening, Farr shows us that like poetry, gardening was her daily passion, her spiritual sustenance, and her literary inspiration...Rather than speaking generally about Dickinson's gardening habits, as other articles on the subject have done, Farr immerses the reader in a stimulating and detailed discussion of the flowers Dickinson grew, collected, and eulogized...The result is an intimate study of Dickinson that invites readers to imagine the floral landscapes that she saw, both in and out of doors, and to re-create those landscapes by growing the same flowers (the final chapter is chock-full of practical gardening tips). --Maria Kochis, Library Journal Reviews of this book: This is a beautiful book on heavy white paper with rich reproductions of Emily Dickinson's favorite flowers, including sheets from the herbarium she kept as a young girl. But which came first, the flowers or the poems? So intertwined are Dickinson's verses with her life in flowers that they seem to be the lens through which she saw the world. In her day (1830-86), many people spoke 'the language of flowers.' Judith Farr shows how closely the poet linked certain flowers with her few and beloved friends: jasmine with editor Samuel Bowles, Crown Imperial with Susan Gilbert, heliotrope with Judge Otis Lord and day lilies with her image of herself. The Belle of Amherst, Mass., spent most of her life on 14 acres behind her father's house on Main Street. Her gardens were full of scented flowers and blossoming trees. She sent notes with nosegays and bouquets to neighbors instead of appearing in the flesh. Flowers were her messengers. Resisting digressions into the world of Dickinson scholarship, Farr stays true to her purpose, even offering a guide to the flowers the poet grew and how to replicate her gardens. --Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times Cuttings from the book: "The pansy, like the anemone, was a favorite of Emily Dickinson because it came up early, announcing the longed-for spring, and, as a type of bravery, could withstand cold and even an April snow flurry or two in her Amherst garden. In her poem the pansy announces itself boldly, telling her it has been 'resoluter' than the 'Coward Bumble Bee' that loiters by a warm hearth waiting for May." "She spoke of the written word as a flower, telling Emily Fowler Ford, for example, 'thank you for writing me, one precious little "forget-me-not" to bloom along my way.' She often spoke of a flower when she meant herself: 'You failed to keep your appointment with the apple-blossoms,' she reproached her friend Maria Whitney in June 1883, meaning that Maria had not visited her . . . Sometimes she marked the day or season by alluding to flowers that had or had not bloomed: 'I said I should send some flowers this week . . . [but] my Vale Lily asked me to wait for her.'" "People were also associated with flowers . . . Thus, her loyal, brisk, homemaking sister Lavinia is mentioned in Dickinson's letters in concert with sweet apple blossoms and sturdy chrysanthemums . . . Emily's vivid, ambitious sister-in-law Susan Dickinson is mentioned in the company of cardinal flowers and of that grand member of the fritillaria family, the Crown Imperial."

Voices and Visions a Television Course in Modern American Poetry Study Guide

Author : Alice Lichtenstein
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This is a study guide to accompany the television course in modern American poetry, Voices & visions.

The Emily Dickinson Handbook

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HERE FOR THE first time, students of Emily Dickinson can find a single source of accurate, up-to-date information on the poet's life and works, her letters and manuscripts, the cultural climate of her times, her reception and influence, and the current state of Dickinson scholarship. Written by a distinguished group of contributors from the United States and abroad, the twenty-two essays in this volume reflect the many facets of the poet's oeuvre, as well as the principal trends in Dickinson studies. Topics include Richard Sewall on Dickinson's life, Agnieszka Salska on her letters, David Porter on themes (or the lack of them) in the poetry, Judith Farr on Dickinson and the visual arts, and Roland Hagenbuchle on the poet and literary theory. Contributions from newer scholars range from Kerstin Behnke on translation and Martha Ackmann on biography to Marietta Messmer on the poet's critical reception and Paul Crumbley on her dialogic voice. Each essay presents a historical overview of the subject under scrutiny and offers detailed discussion of the most relevant issues. The scholarship is original and exemplary, in some cases providing access to little studied areas (for example, Jonnie Guerra's essay on adaptations of the poems in the arts) and in others providing an overview of hotly debated areas of study (Suzanne Juhasz on new directions in Dickinson study, or Martha Nell Smith on editing the poems). Unlike encyclopedic entries, each essay also reflects the contributor's distinct and at times controversial point of view . As a result, the essays will prove useful not just to beginning students, but also to established scholars looking for a review of areas of Dickinson studieswith which they are less familiar.

Emily Dickinson

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Traces the roots of Dickinson's unusual, compressed, ungrammatical, and richly ambiguous style of poetry.

Master Student Guide to Academic Success

Author : Arthur Bohart
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Unlike any other student success textbook on the market, the Master Student Guide to Academic Success is an alternative to the traditional workbook-style text. Designed specifically for motivated students—such as adult learners and students in learning communities—this tabbed, quick reference guide, provides instructors with a flexible text that adapts easily to a variety of course formats and teaching styles. Students benefit from the comprehensive coverage of core study skills and learning strategies presented in a straightforward, accessible manner. Organizational features such as tabs, an index of key concepts, and succinct chapters clearly identify main topics and make it easy for students to pinpoint specific information. With tools and strategies that benefit students throughout the college experience, the Master Student Guide to Academic Success is an ideal resource for any student. A tabbed format provides students with a quick reference to key concepts. Checklists in each chapter offer a place to interact with the text and to practice new concepts. Some checklist topics include: Discover How Much You Pay to Attend a Class, Ten Ways to Evaluate Evidence, and Characteristics of an Effective Goal Statement. Sidebars and Examples throughout the text give students further ways to apply new skills to college and life. Examples include: Ways to Set Priorities, Ways to Evaluate Your Notes, and Reduce Fear of Public Speaking. The Ways to Apply and Experiment with These Ideas feature encourages students to apply skills from each chapter in other courses. A Frequently Asked Questions section inside the front cover uses actual questions from first year students and references the answers in the text.

Studies in the Mass Media

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Emily Dickinson Bulletin

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NCTE Studies in the Mass Media

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Dickinson Studies

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Emily Dickinson Biography and early studies

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Understanding Emily Dickinson s Set Poems A Level Study Guide

Author : Gavin Smithers
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"Develop a sense of Emily Dickinson's purpose as a poet -- Find connections between the 15 set poems -- Understand key themes -- Stretch your ability to write clear, critically-sound essays -- Answer exam questions with confidence"--Back cover.

The National Union Catalogs 1963

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