For this paper, I really wanted to excavate the structure of the poem and make a meaningful connection with the content. It was written for my Methods of Criticism class, so I am sure I was trying to employ some hybrid version of New Criticism and Formalism. However, as Emily Dickinson so masterfully condenses the […]

Death is before me today, like health to the sick like leaving the bedroom after sickness. Death is before me today like the odor of myrrh like sitting under a cloth on a day of wind. Death is before me today like the odor of lotus like sitting down on the shore of drunkenness. Death […]