Lecture 022 - Emily Dickinson

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* fairly safe; not distinguishing herself from the rest of the female poets except in quality. Statement of faith through the power of imagination. Emerson travel is a fool"s paradise, you can see everything in your imagination; Dickinson affirms that the power of imagination is great. Poem 598 paradoxical proposition that a good, faithful church-going christian would write ( brain is wider than the sky) God is a product of the brain; ( if they do ) Poem 675 poem about poetry; metaphor about the flowers of poetry, the possibility of expression in language. But it is a metaphor of perfume and getting the oils from the flowers by using boards and screws; metaphor for writing poetry. Rose will survive; art is long and life is short. Can be taken back to edwards and divine seeing. Tension between science, epistemology (what one learns through seeing) Other boys are lost; may be euphemism for damned to hell for all eternity.

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