Reading in Time

Reading in Time

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This book provides new information about Emily Dickinson as a writer and new ways of situating this poet in relation to nineteenth-century literary culture, examining how we read her poetry and how she was reading the poetry of her own day. Cristanne Miller argues both that Dickinsons poetry is formally far closer to the verse of her day than generally imagined and that Dickinson wrote, circulated, and retained poems differently before and after 1865. Many current conceptions of Dickinson are based on her late poetic practice. Such conceptions, Miller contends, are inaccurate for the time when she wrote the great majority of her poems.In this volumea#39;s eighty-two poems not including a€œTranslationsa€ or a verse novel and verse drama, Longfellow uses thirty-nine distinct forms, ... a€œSonga€ has 12-line stanzas with line lengths running 885(10)(10)3958(10)89 syllables, and a rhyme scheme of aabccbbadefe. ... from two to fifty-three lines.54 Dickinsona#39;s newspaper reading similarly supported the lessons of her schoolbooks and favorite volumesanbsp;...

Title:Reading in Time
Author:Cristanne Miller
Publisher:Univ of Massachusetts Press - 2012


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