Friday, September 26, 2008

My Letters to the World by Emily Dickinson

My Letters To The World is a collection of seven of Emily Dickinson's short poems. The themes range from death to hope. The tone is quite serene and a bit morbid at times. Overall, the collection is well written and gives the reader a glimpse of how magnificent poetry once was and has the potential to be.
Like most Emily Dickinson poems, this collection is not a book one can just glance and glide through. One may even have to read it twice to truly understand the meaning behind her words. There is a lot of reading between the lines involved, and many of the stanzas may appear to be a bit ambiguous. Dickinson uses many phrases and words of Old English. Therefore, the reader may need to keep a dictionary at hand or to do a little research. Word of advice, read the poems slowly to really understand the meanings. Emily Dickinson's poetry is definitely thought provoking.
I would recommend this collection to anyone who enjoys reading the classics. Such as: Shakespeare, Jane Austen, T.S Eliot, Ralph Ellison, Ralph Emerson, and so forth.
Reviewer Age:15
Reviewer City, State and Country: Raleigh , NC United States