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Thesis - University Access Only
Master of Arts (MA)
Department / School
Mary R. Ryder
Emily Dickinson's poetry expresses a variety of feelings and subjects, including Nature, love, God, and death. In order to grasp fully the meanings behind her poems it is necessary to understand the background with which the poems were written. Knowing the kind of life Dickinson led aids in evaluating the final product, her poetry. Also necessary are the expectations placed upon, roles played, and opportunities available to women. All of this is necessary to gain a true appreciation for Dickinson's work. Since modern readers do not have such information inherently, they must seek it in other sources.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886 -- Criticism and interpretation
Women in literature
Sex role in literature
South Dakota State University
Paulson, Beth L., ""I've Stopped Being Theirs --": Roles of Women in Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson" (1993). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 5856.