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"This is my Letter to the World" by: Emily Dickinson

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Transcript of "This is my Letter to the World" by: Emily Dickinson

By: Emily Dickinson "This is my Letter to the World" Why Emily Dickinson is a great poet? Theme of the poem Words Mood of the poem Literary elements of the poem The theme of this poem is that if people were to judge, they should judge by the truth. She doesn't want to be judged harshly for separating herself from the world, she just wants to belong. The mood of the poem is loneliness . It is loneliness because she is isolated and the world doesn't reach out to her. This is my letter to the world,
That never wrote to me,--
The simple news that Nature told,
With tender majesty.
Her message is committed
To hands I cannot see;
For love of her, sweet countrymen,
Judge tenderly of me! "This is my Letter to the World" Emily Dickinson composed over 1770 poems, but apart from her closest friends, no-one knew she was writing at all. Only after she died she was discovered and published. A lone figure for much of her life, few could have imagined the range of her subjects, the intensity of her imagination or the powerful delicacy of her writing. \ Examples of literary elements in the poem are:
-Symbolism
Letter- her recognition of her own isolation to the world.
Simple news that Nature told- Change in Nature during the years of her isolation.
-Personification
“Simple news that nature told with tender majesty”
“Her message is committed to hands I cannot see” Meaning of the Poem This poem is an example of Emily's needs for the world to listen to her. She wanted more out of her life than what she was given. She wanted to see beyond what she had. She wanted people to explorer the bounds beyond the picket fences of society. Committed: to give in trust or charge; consign.
Tenderly: delicate, soft, or gentle.
Majesty: supreme greatness or authority; sovereignty
Countrymen: a native or inhabitant of one's own country.
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