Maybe you have heard of Emily Dickinson. Perhaps you know she is a renowned poet. Or maybe, you don’t even know who Emily Dickinson is. This post is aimed to teach Emily Dickinson being through metaphors to those who may not know who Emily Dickinson is.
The red panda. Red pandas’ social life is mainly solitary except when mating; red pandas tend to live alone, but aren’t completely disconnected from the rest of the world. Dickinson is a red panda as she lived majority of her life in isolation, but kept in touch with her friends through mail.
The jack pine tree. This species of trees thrive as forest fires destroy the mature jack pines and open up the cones of new pines. Dickinson is a jack pine tree as her poetry became known to the world after her death.
Article of Clothing
A dress. Dickinson is a dress as dresses are a type of clothing that flows. Her ideas and beliefs about death, despair, and loneliness are developed in a flowing manner throughout her poetry.
Day of the Week
Sunday. Because of her puritan background it is expected that Emily Dickinson be depicted as Sunday it is considered a day for churchly fellows to go and worship God.
Dickinson most represents Somalia. Though the death and hopelessness illustrated in Dickinson’s poems are a bit different than the events happening in Somalia, the many death and despair caused by bombing, kidnappings, and killings in Somalia are a loosely related illustration of Dickinson’s poems.
White. The color white is associated with innocence, purity, and virginity. Dickinson is white as she died a virgin and was unmarried.
A triangle. Dickinson is a triangle as the majority of her poetry was centered around three main topics: death, despair, and loneliness.
Old paper. Though old paper isn’t a fragrance, the smell that hits our nostrils when opening an old book is what Emily Dickinson smells like. This is because Dickinson had a passion for reading.
Genre of music
Death metal. Death metal uses a lot of minor keys. Minor keys naturally sound awkward and unpleasant to our ears. Dickinson’s poems ring strange because of her unusual use of capitalization, punctuation, and rhythmic structure.
Bizarre. Bizarre means very strange or unusual. Dickinson is bizarre as she wrote her poems with unclear rhythmic structure, unusual capitalization, and dashes as her main form of punctuation.
Dickinson’s poetry is similar to the cello. The cello is a string instrument that produces a deep, melancholy, and depressing tone. However, the tune produced by this tone is very calming. Dickinson is a cello as her poetry addresses death, pain, grief, and despair but does so in a very serene manner.
Season of the Year
Winter. Winter is the season in which the most death and despair occurs. Dickinson is winter as she wrote a lot about death and despair in her poems.
Type of drink
Very cold water. Dickinson is cold water as her poems that expand on her ideas about death, despair, and loneliness send a shiver through out body much like when we down a very cold glass of water.
A geyser. Dickinson is a geyser as her poetry is loaded with emotion that directly discharged by her heart.
Time of day
6 AM. At 6 in the morning is when the sky is still relatively dark, but the rays of sunlight are just barely coming into sight. Dickinson is 6 AM as her poems are relatively dark, but as she does address hope (through the death and despair), the rays of sunlight that will eventually illuminate the darkness are visible in the horizon.