Table of contents for A student's guide to Emily Dickinson / Audrey Borus.

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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

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

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.