Linguistics and Literature Studies Vol. 3(3), pp. 83 - 87
DOI: 10.13189/lls.2015.030301
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Pain and its Variants in Dickinson's Poetry in 1862-1865

Jine Wang *
School of Foreign Languages, Shandong Normal University, China


Characterized by personal emotions, Emily Dickinson's poetry has a distinctly inward tendency. The years between 1862 and 1865 are an important period in both Dickinson's life and her literary creation. This period witnesses a drastic increase in Dickinson's poetic creation, and the poet demonstrates a sense of loneliness much stronger and a pain and terror more acute. The pain has to do with the poet's inherent fiber, her frustrations in literary creation and other aspects, including the historical trauma of the American Civil War. In her experience of and reflection on pain, Dickinson gradually accepts its existence, and further transforms it into a source of literary inspiration.

Emily Dickinson, Poetry, Pain, Terror, Trauma

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[1] Jine Wang , "Pain and its Variants in Dickinson's Poetry in 1862-1865," Linguistics and Literature Studies, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 83 - 87, 2015. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2015.030301.

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Jine Wang (2015). Pain and its Variants in Dickinson's Poetry in 1862-1865. Linguistics and Literature Studies, 3(3), 83 - 87. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2015.030301.