Thursday, 14 March 2013

Emily Dickinson as a mystic poet

                            Modern interpreters of Emily Dickinson’s poems have succeeded in theorizing her stand points. Her poems are considered as feminist, Psychoanalytic etc. but a close readings of her poems will reveal that they are more metaphysical than material.
                            Ambivalence is the key in analyzing Ms. Dickinson’s poems. When she deals with ‘Death’ she presents ambivalent nature of all things. It is common in her poems to see God or Death as cruel as well as compassionate. As William Blake's poetry testify, this is an essential feature mystic writings, which synthesize the contradictory faces of the world in to an organic whole.

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