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By Benjamin Lease

An exploration of the realities in the back of the stereotypes of reclusiveness that experience obscured knowing of Emily Dickinson and her poetry. hire demonstrates that her poems are eloquent and rebellious responses to questions about human life which stay as very important now as they have been in her time. This learn relates the poetry to Dickinson's lifelong non secular quest, and to her relationships with Charles Wadsworth and Thomas Wentworth Higginson. It identifies the paintings by means of different poets and authors which she seen as sacred texts. Her paintings is positioned into the context of the conflict that remodeled her lifestyles and the spiritualist move that affected it.

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Wadsworth - unlike Dwight - would have immediately understood what he had received: A letter from Emily Dickinson intended for someone else. But he would also immediately understand something else: Someone else had received a letter from Emily Dickinson intended 20 Emily Dickinson's Readings of Men and Books for him. By this time, Wadsworth was committed to his decision to leave Philadelphia for San Francisco and Calvary Church; this episode may have removed any remaining doubts about accepting the call.

Today [30 April 1882] is April's last - It has been an April of meaning to me. I have been in your Bosom. My Philadelphia has passed from Earth, and the Ralph Waldo Emerson- whose name my Father's Law Student taught me, has touched the secret Spring. Which Earth are we in? (L750) 'My Philadelphia' was the poet's designation for Wadsworth; Lord was a native of Salem and she called him, on occasion, 'my lovely Salem'. In August 1882, James D. Clark wrote to Emily Dickinson and enclosed a volume of the dead minister's sermons.

Indeed, her inquiry about the minister's children at the time of his death - whether they were with him at the last, whether they felt grief at his death - suggests that she may have known more about Wadsworth's estrangement from these children than she admits to knowing. According to Emily Dickinson (in her third letter to James Clark), Wadsworth was reticent about himself and 'never spoke of his home, but of a Child- ''Willie," whom, forgive me the arrogance, he told me was like me ... ' (L776).

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