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Table of Contents CHAPTER 1: I'm Nobody Who are You? 4 A December Day 1830 4 Amherst and America, 1830 5 Life at the Dickinson's 6 Educating Emily 7 House Work 11 People in Emily's Life 13 My Safest Friends: the People Dickinson Knew 14 Changing Amherst 17 This is my letter to the World 18 Chapter 2: How to Read a Poem 19 Dickinson's Literary Devices and Conventions 20 Punctuation 20 Capitalization 21 Meter and Rhyme 21 Visual Aspects of Dickinson's Poetry 22 Language/Diction 23 Character Types 25 Common Themes in Emily Dickinson's Poetry 26 Approaching Emily Dickinson 26 Interpretation 27 Chapter 3: I heard a Fly Buzz: Poems about Time and Eternity 30 Death as a theme 30 Time and Eternity 35 Chapter 4: Tell all the Truth: Poems about Life and Love 42 Chapter 5: A Certain Slant of Light: Poems about Nature 50 Chapter 6: War 57 Chapter 7: There is No Frigate Like a book 63 Dickinson's Legacy 65 Chapter Notes 68 Chronology 71 Bibliography 73 Further Reading 74 Selected Web Sites 75 Glossary 76 Index 79
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Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886 -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Women and literature -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Poets, American -- 19th century -- Biography -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.