• “I died for Beauty” by Emily Dickinson

    	Biography:
    	Name: Emily Elizabeth Dickinson.
    	Date of birth: December 10, 1830, 
    	Place of birth: the family’s Homestead in Amherst, Massachusetts.
    	Her position: The middle child of Edward (1803-1874) and Emily Norcross Dickinson (1804-1882).
    	Date of Death: May 15, 1886
    	Cause of death: Bright’s disease followed by a stroke. 
    	General Information:
    	She is one of the greatest American poets.
    	Wrote in the Romantic Period.
    	 After she died, her poems were published and she became famous. 
    	She lived a life of a hermit.
    	Although She had many friends, she never married.
    	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.
    	Influences:
    	“Dickinson’s deepest debts were to the Bible and to British writers.”
    	She knew the poetry of Longfellow, Holmes, and Lowell.
    	Ralph Waldo Emerson, Milton, and Keats were favorite of Dickinson.
    	William Shakespeare was also a potent influence in her life.
    	She read the poetry of Charles Dickens. 
    	“But the most English contemporaries who mattered most of her career were Elizabeth Barrett Browning and the Bronte sisters.”
    	Her Subjects:
    	Her poems mostly were about death. Also she wrote about life, love, nature, time, and eternity.
    	The work progress:
    	High idealism.
    	Yearning for companionship.
    	Gradually give way to.
    	Mute death.
    	Cold death.
    	The pattern:
    	ABCB rhyme scheme.
    	Dashes and regular meter.
    	The first stanza and the third & the second and the fourth.
    	Create the four- three , four- three stress pattern.
    	Iambic style.
    	The Poem shows:
    	That every aspect of human life ideals, human feelings, identity itself--is erased by death
    	But by making the erasure gradual--something to be "adjusted" to in the tomb.
    	And by Portraying a speaker who is untroubled by her own grim state 
    	Dickinson created the grotesques feeling of compelling frightened and comfort at the same time.
    Done by:
    Shaikha AL-Adwani
    Lina Nabil