DICKINSON'S POETRY: A RARE BLENDING OF METAPHYSICAL AND MYSTICAL NOTES

Ms Dewan, Mahila Mahavidyalya
2013 Research Scholar An International Refereed e-Journal of Literary Explorations   unpublished
Emily Dickinson, the very prominent American poetess, has appealed to poets and scholars of all persuasions from every decade of this century. It is because her poetry is like an ocean where one will surely get something worthwhile if he dares to dive deep into. Her rigorous intellectuality, her appreciation for definition and her sense of inevitability of the fact recommends her to an age dominated by science. In her finest poems one can see the paradoxical mixture of desire and reluctance, of
more » ... and reluctance, of will and withdrawal, and of hope and fear. In fact a keen study of Dickinson's poetry suggests that it is a poetry wherein one can encounter a soul in agony struggling to come to terms with the brutality and savagery of life and in the process attaining a sense of enlightenment. As she grapples with the brutal heart breaking realities of life, she transcends from the world of gross reality into a world of spirituality. The quality of transcendence creates in her poetry a highly imaginative and mystic fervor.
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