Posted: May 16th, 2015
Emily Dickinson and Italian Allusions
Analyze the following poems in terms of their Italian allusions and try to relate back to my thesis (and include other striking features):" My Thesis: There is a series of Dickinson’s poems with admiring allusions to Italy — its past and present — which suggests that Dickinson sought an emotional landscape within a geographical one: In going to Italy in her mind and in her art, Dickinson transcended the limits of patriarchal Amherst, and found a place where freedom of spirit and deep passion erupted unimpeded" (thesis) Poems are as follows (#s follow Franklin edition): #535: "It might be lonelier" #1691: "V
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