Emily Dickinson as a Second Language : Demystifying the Poetry, Paperback / softback Book

Emily Dickinson as a Second Language : Demystifying the Poetry Paperback / softback


Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) wrote in 19th century American English and referenced long-vanished cultural contexts.

A "private poet," she created her own vocabulary, and many of her poems have quite specific local and personal connections.

Twenty-first century readers may find her poetry elusive and challenging.

Promoting a richer appreciation of Dickinson's work for a modern audience, this book explores unfamiliar aspects of her language and her world.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 174 pages, 15 photographs
  • Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
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  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9781476666556

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