"I died for Beauty" by Emily Dickinson
v Name: Emily Elizabeth Dickinson.
v Date of birth: December 10, 1830,
v Place of
birth: the familys
v Her position: The middle child of Edward (1803-1874) and Emily Norcross Dickinson (1804-1882).
v Date of Death: May 15, 1886
v Cause of death: Brights disease followed by a stroke.
v General Information:
v She is one of the greatest American poets.
v Wrote in the Romantic Period.
v After she died, her poems were published and she became famous.
v She lived a life of a hermit.
v Although She had many friends, she never married.
v A number of her people died in quick succession, including her mother, her friend Judge Otis Lord, her young nephew, her good friend Helen Fiske Hunt and Dr. Charles Wadsworth.
v She knew the poetry of Longfellow, Holmes, and Lowell.
v Ralph Waldo
Emerson, Milton, and Keats were favorite of
v William Shakespeare was also a potent influence in her life.
v She read the poetry of Charles Dickens.
v But the most English contemporaries who mattered most of her career were Elizabeth Barrett Browning and the Bronte sisters.
v Her Subjects:
v She poems mostly were about death. Also she wrote about life, love, nature, time, and eternity.
v The work progress:
v High idealism.
v Yearning for companionship.
v Gradually give way to.
v Mute death.
v Cold death.
v The pattern:
v ABCB rhyme scheme.
v Dashes and regular meter.
v The first stanza and the third & the second and the fourth.
v Create the four- three , four- three stress pattern.
v Iambic style.
v The Poem shows:
v That every aspect of human life ideals, human feelings, identity itself--is erased by death
v But by making the erasure gradual--something to be "adjusted" to in the tomb.
v And by Portraying a speaker who is untroubled by her own grim state