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Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451 By: Ray Bradbury Life may be confusing to you when your job is to commit arson to any house that has a book in it. At least that's the way it was for Guy Montag. Guy Montag was a fireman and in the future, a firefighters job wasn't to stop fires, but it was actually to start them. In the future, books were known as bad and shameful and if anyone had possession of a book whether it was in their house or in another person's house, then the house was to be burned. Guy was never reall
A Word Is Worth a Thousand Pictures - Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 and Keat
A Word Is Worth a Thousand Pictures - Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 and Keat
A Word Is Worth a Thousand Pictures? - Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 and Keats' Grecian Urn Shakespeare's sonnet 18 (Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?) and Keats' Ode on a Grecian Urn were written with a common purpose in mind; to immortalize the subjects of their poems by writing them down in verses for people to read for generations to come. By doing so, both of the poets are preserving the beauty of the subjects, which are the young friend of Shakespeare and Keats' Grecian Urn. Beginnin
Beowulf A Hero's Epic
Beowulf A Hero's Epic
Beowulf: A Hero's Epic In the course of time, many heroes have made their name and many stories have been written to proclaim their greatness. However, none as captivating as Beowulf. This Anglo-Saxon epic demonstrates it's power with beautiful language, usage of kennings, metaphors, similes, and alliteration. Also, it gives wondrous supernatural beings as in God, and even of powerful creatures as Grendel. On the other hand, it has human struggles and afflictions. The very first element that is
Roddy Doyle's Paddy Clark No More Laughing for Paddy
Roddy Doyle's Paddy Clark No More Laughing for Paddy
Roddy Doyle's Paddy Clark: No More Laughing for Paddy Yer Name Here Poetry/Fiction Paddy Clarke Roddy Doyle's Paddy Clarke HA HA HA was a beautifully written book. It perfectly captures the mind of a ten year old boy in Ireland during the mid- 1960's. Paddy Clarke, the young boy who Doyle uses to enter the mind of a ten year old, is a boy who most can relate to. The book explores most aspects of life through the eyes of Paddy. Doyle takes us through childhood and childhood's end. Doyle is able t
Poetry Rhonda Goes Fishing
Poetry Rhonda Goes Fishing
Poetry: Rhonda Goes Fishing Uncle Marcus comes rapping on your bedroom door one Saturday morning. Says he got a can full of worms and your cane pole, just like old times. Unc, what you better have is some coffee! He flashes a bright red thermos from behind his back. Gotcha, girl! You're surprised unt Ruby's in the car. Sick or not, woman love to fish your uncle says proudly. In the back of his ol' Cadillac you sway to gospel on the radio drinking black coffee like it's Kool-Aid. You even get you
Symbolism Use In Young Goodman Brown and The Lottery
Symbolism Use In Young Goodman Brown and The Lottery
Symbolism Use In: Young Goodman Brown and The Lottery The authors, Shirley Jackson and Nathaniel Hawthorne, both frequently use symbols within their stories The Lottery and Young Goodman Brown. Symbols are utilized as an enhancement tool to stress the theme of each story. Hawthorne uses names and objects to enhance the theme, and Jackson mainly utilizes names to stress the theme, although she does have one object as a symbol of great importance to the theme. The stories both contain symb
Edgar Allen Poe's Hop Frog The Transcendence Of Frogs and Ourang-Out
Edgar Allen Poe's Hop Frog The Transcendence Of Frogs and Ourang-Out
Edgar Allen Poe's Hop Frog: The Transcendence Of Frogs and Ourang-Outangs Hop-Frog!, I will make a man of you. In Edgar Allen Poe's short story Hop Frog, the title character Hop- Frog is able to transcend the limitations of his physical body, in ways the King and his seven ministers are unable. Hop-Frog has multiple examples of the transcendence of man, and the inability of man to transcend. The most prominent of these points are: 1. By overcoming the limitations of his, Hop-Frog's, phys
The Yellow Wallpaper A Woman's Struggle
The Yellow Wallpaper A Woman's Struggle
The Yellow Wallpaper: A Woman's Struggle Pregnancy and childbirth are very emotional times in a woman's life and many women suffer from the baby blues. The innocent nickname for postpartum depression is deceptive because it down plays the severity of this condition. Although she was not formally diagnosed with postpartum depression, Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) developed a severe depression after the birth of her only child (Kennedy et. al. 424). Unfortunately, she was treated by Dr. S
Mythology Dionysus And Semele
Mythology Dionysus And Semele
Mythology: Dionysus And Semele Sanez Pezeshki Per.2, English 2 Tuesday, December 24, 1996 Semele was the daughter of Cadmus and Harmonia, king and queen of Thebes, and the mother of Dionysus, god of wine. Zeus fell madly in love with her and made an oath to do anything that she asked. Hera, the jealous wife of Zeus,realized Zeus was in love with Semele and tricked Semele into asking Zeus to let her see him in his majesty. Bound by an oath, Zeus appeared before the unfortunate woman in all his di
The History of Greek Theater
The History of Greek Theater
The History of Greek Theater Theater and drama in Ancient Greece took form in about 5th century BCE, with the Sopocles, the great writer of tragedy. In his plays and those of the same genre, heroes and the ideals of life were depicted and glorified. It was believed that man should live for honor and fame, his action was courageous and glorious and his life would climax in a great and noble death. Originally, the hero's recognition was created by selfish behaviors and little thought of service t
The Iliad
The Iliad
The Iliad Stephen Wong Important Characters: Agamemnon king of Mycenae; brother of Menelaos Hektor Prince of Troy; son of Priam and Hekuba Achilles greatest warrior of the Achaian army Aias song of Telamon; he has brute strength and courage Menelaos husband of Helen; brother of Agamemnon Paris a prince of Troy; also son of Priam and Hekuba Priam King of Troy; very old man Helen wife of Menelaos; most beautiful woman In the world Diomedes one of the best Achaian warriors Hekuba wife of Priam Aene
Life of William Shakespeare
Life of William Shakespeare
Life of William Shakespeare Around 1568, a group of actors visited Stratford and put on a play before the entire town, with permission from John Shakespeare, the mayor of the town. The people loved the play, especially the small children. All of them looked up to the actors, as they returned each year to perform different plays. They had dreams of one day becoming actors, but only one of these children fulfilled this dream. This child was the mayor's son, William Shakespeare. At this time, actor
Othello and King Lear A comparison
Othello and King Lear A comparison
Othello and King Lear: A comparison If Shakespeare was alive today it is certain that there would be a lot written about him. We would read reviews of his new plays in newspapers, articles about his poetry in the literary papers, and gossip about his love life and his taste in clothes splashed across the glossy magazines. His views about everything under the sun, from the government to kitchen furniture, would probably appear regularly in the colour supplements. His face would be familiar on tel
Shakespeare's Sonnet Number 126 Critique
Shakespeare's Sonnet Number 126 Critique
Shakespeare's Sonnet Number 126: Critique Shakespeare's sonnets, as poems, have been obscured by the enormous amount of speculation, much of it unjustified, that has grown up around the problems presented by the dedication. The following sonnet is commonly grouped with 125 others that are believed to have been written to a much admired young man, who was Shakespeare's junior in both years and social status. The form in which the poem is written is often referred to as Shakespearean or English fo
Criticism of The Sick Rose
Criticism of The Sick Rose
Criticism of The Sick Rose By analyzing more information from different authors, I was able to draw a greater amount contrast from the authors. I had a better feel for what they were trying to convey when they wrote their critical essays in their books. Whatever the case, it was easier to judge The Sick Rose by having more sources to reflect upon. Michael Riffaterre centers his analysis of The Sick Rose in The Self- sufficient Text by using internal evidence only [to analyze the poem] a
The Heart of Darkness The Horror
The Heart of Darkness The Horror
The Heart of Darkness: The Horror! David Yu In Heart of Darkness it is the white invaders for instance, who are, almost without exception, embodiments of blindness, selfishness, and cruelty; and even in the cognitive domain, where such positive phrases as to enlighten, for instance, are conventionally opposed to negative ones such as to be in the dark, the traditional expectations are reversed. In Kurtz's painting, as we have seen, the effect of the torch light on the face was sinister (Wa
The Major Years Isolation and Emily Grierson - A Deadly Combination
The Major Years Isolation and Emily Grierson - A Deadly Combination
The Major Years: Isolation and Emily Grierson - A Deadly Combination William Faulkner, one of the most famed writers of our times, explores in his writing the themes of alienation and isolation. He interweaves these themes with his female characters. In A Rose for Emily, Miss Emily Grierson is a woman who is alienated and lives in isolation from the people in her town. The theme of isolation is the focal point of the story, since it is what drove her to her madness. Faulkner's theme of alienatio
Life Is But A Choice
Life Is But A Choice
Life Is But A Choice Greg McGuigan Beginning with the time of birth until the time of death, people have to make choices everyday on how to achieve the goals in their lives. One can imagine life as a long winding road with millions of other roads branching off in many directions. The only problem is that life is too short to explore every single road. In addition, the essence of time will not allow anyone to go back to a road that was passed. Everyone must choose his/her own roads through life r
Poetry The Law Makes Me Go
Poetry The Law Makes Me Go
Poetry: The Law Makes Me Go I drag out of bed just to come here, And you expect me to get up and Cheer? I walk through the doors to join the mass, Then It's off to my most boring class? Band is it and we play our song, Why does this class last so long? In Spanish I'm lost, and with help from my pal, All I haved learned in that class is Qué tal?; I head for my desk just to wait for the bell, Then it's off again, get me out of this hell; In Biology we're learning what makes you cough; In History I
Zinn's A People's History of the United States The Oppressed
Zinn's A People's History of the United States The Oppressed
Zinn's A People's History of the United States: The Oppressed Dr. Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States might be better titled A Proletarian's History of the United States. In the first three chapters Zinn looks at not only the history of the conquerors, rulers, and leaders; but also the history of the enslaved, the oppressed, and the led. Like any American History book covering the time period of 1492 until the early 1760's, A People's History tells the story of the “discovery”
T S Eliot's The Hollow Men
T S Eliot's The Hollow Men
T. S. Eliot's The Hollow Men Thomas Stearns Eliot was born in St. Louis, Missouri of New England descent, on Sept. 26, 1888. He entered Harvard University in 1906, completed his courses in three years and earned a master's degree the next year. After a year at the Sorbonne in Paris, he returned to Harvard. Further study led him to Merton College, Oxford, and he decided to stay in England. He worked first as a teacher and then in Lloyd's Bank until 1925. Then he joined the London publishing fir
A Comparison and Contrast of Love in Christopher Marlowe's The Passio
A Comparison and Contrast of Love in Christopher Marlowe's The Passio
A Comparison and Contrast of Love in Christopher Marlowe's The Passionate Shepherd to his Love and C. Day Lewis's Song In the poems The Passionate Shepherd to his Love by Christopher Marlowe and Song by C. Day Lewis, the speakers display their individual views of what can be expected with their love. Both speakers produce invitations to love with differences in what they have to offer. A list of promised delights is offered by the speaker in The Passionate Shepherd, and through persuas
Analysis of The Age of Anxiety by WH Auden
Analysis of The Age of Anxiety by WH Auden
Analysis of The Age of Anxiety by W.H. Auden The themes and ideas in Auden's The Age of Anxiety reflect his belief that man's quest for self actualization is in vain. I. Auden's background A. As a 1930's poet 1. Views of Society 2. Diagnosis of the industrial society B. Major conflicts of his works II. The Age of Anxiety overview A. As a quest poem 1. Characters' search for self-actualization 2. Characters' inevitable failure in the quest B. Characters' views on the general situation 1. Th
An Analysis of British Literature
An Analysis of British Literature
An Analysis of British Literature Death is inevitable and what happens after death will always be a mystery to the living. For this reason, the afterlife has always been a topic which artists have chosen to explore in their works. Throughout the chronology of British literature, artists have used society's views as a basis to examine the afterlife, and look at it in new ways. The afterlife has been a theme in British Literature from the Anglo-Saxon period of Beowulf to the twentieth century writ
Summary of The Canterbury Tales
Summary of The Canterbury Tales
Summary of The Canterbury Tales The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories set within a framing story of a pilgrimage to Canterbury Cathedral, the shrine of Saint Thomas à Becket. The poet joins a band of pilgrims, vividly described in the General Prologue, who assemble at the Tabard Inn outside London for the journey to Canterbury. Ranging in status from a Knight to a humble Plowman, they are a microcosm of 14th- century English society. The Host proposes a storytelling contest to pass the
A Biography on Carl Sandburg
A Biography on Carl Sandburg
A Biography on Carl Sandburg Carl Sandburg was a great man. His life was one of fame, once he began writing. He inspired many people. He also became an American Marvel. His works still remain read even today, 30 years after his death. His life was an interesting one. His parents immigrated to the US from Sweden. His parents moved to Galesburg, Illinois. He attended public schools. At the age of thirteen, he had to give up public school and go to work to help earn money for his family. First, he
Characteristics of the Beowulf Poem
Characteristics of the Beowulf Poem
Characteristics of the Beowulf Poem There are many characteristics of the Beowulf poem that make it a significant part of the history of literature. It is a perfect representation of how the people in eighth century England communicated, what their feelings were, and their culture. It gives us vital information about Old English social life and about Old English politics and about many things that scholars would like to have much more information on.(Raffel ix) Another characteristic is that t
Compare and Contrast Dead Poets Society and Day of the Last Rock Fi
Compare and Contrast Dead Poets Society and Day of the Last Rock Fi
Compare and Contrast: Dead Poets Society and Day of the Last Rock Fight Richard Gust Ms. Fink The two stories “Dead Poets Society” and “Day of the Last Rock Fight” have many similarities and differences as do cows and horses. They both walk on four legs, they are both mammals, and they both live on a farm. They also have differences in appearances, eating habits, and body functions. In this essay you will learn about many similarities and differences between the two stories. The stories “Dea
Contrasting Poets Lawrence and Shapiro in Their Views of Nature
Contrasting Poets Lawrence and Shapiro in Their Views of Nature
Contrasting Poets Lawrence and Shapiro in Their Views of Nature Julie Gibson Throughout the history of literature, poetic views of nature has evolved through time. One of the most differing eras is the twentieth century. With it's non-classical views, the twentieth century is one of the most influential eras. While the Victorian era practiced traditional values, the twentieth century influences techniques of love and the loss of the beauty in nature. Poets of the same century have multiple views
Similarities and Variations in the Writings of Dickinson and Lawrence
Similarities and Variations in the Writings of Dickinson and Lawrence
Similarities and Variations in the Writings of Dickinson and Lawrence Although Emily Elizabeth Dickinson and David Herbert Lawrence lived and wrote during two different times, and in different parts of the world, their poetry contains many similarities. At the time Dickinson was being laid to rest in Massachusetts, Lawrence was born in Nottingham, England. Also, along with the likenesses, they both have many differences. These affinities and dissimilarities can be seen in poems written by these
Housman's To An Athlete Dying Young
Housman's To An Athlete Dying Young
Housman's To An Athlete Dying Young John S. Ward Dr. Larry Brunner A. E. Housman's To an Athlete Dying Young, also known as Lyric XIX in A Shropshire Lad, holds as its main theme the premature death of a young athlete as told from the point of view of a friend serving as pall bearer. The poem reveals the concept that those dying at the peak of their glory or youth are really quite lucky. The first few readings of To an Athlete Dying Young provides the reader with an understanding of Housma
Emily Dickinson Life and Her Works
Emily Dickinson Life and Her Works
Emily Dickinson: Life and Her Works Emily Dickinson made a large influence on poetry, she is known as one of America's most famous poets. With close to two thousand different poems and one thousand of her letters to her friends that survived her death Emily Dickinson showed that she was a truly dedicated writer. Emily Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts on December 10,1830 to a prominent family, her father Edward Dickinson was both a lawyer and the Treasurer of Amherst College. Emily's
The Life of Emily Dickinson
The Life of Emily Dickinson
The Life of Emily Dickinson Although she lived a seemingly secluded life, Emily Dickinson's many encounters with death influenced many of her poems and letters. Perhaps one of the most ground breaking and inventive poets in American history, Dickinson has become as well known for her bizarre and eccentric life as for her incredible poems and letters. Numbering over 1,700, her poems highlight the many moments in a 19th century New Englander woman's life, including the deaths of some of her most b
Sharpio's Auto Wreck The Theme of Death
Sharpio's Auto Wreck The Theme of Death
Sharpio's Auto Wreck: The Theme of Death Few subjects can be discussed with more insightfulness and curiosity than death. The unpredictability and grimness of it are conveyed well in Karl Shapiro's poem, Auto Wreck. The poem starts with a description of an ambulance rushing to the scene of a crash, and hurriedly gathering up the victims and rushing them away. The aftermath of the police investigation that follows leaves the crowd gathered around the scene to explore privately and individuall
Comparison Of Mary Shelly's Frankenstein to Movies and TV Show's Frank
Comparison Of Mary Shelly's Frankenstein to Movies and TV Show's Frank
Comparison Of Mary Shelly's Frankenstein to Movies and TV Show's Frankenstein There have been many misgivings about the book Frankenstein. In movies and T.V. Frankenstein is portrayed as a monster. This monster will not stop at anything to hurt or destroy others. He usually has a green hue to his complection and has bolts coming out the sides of his neck. The bolts symbolize the way the monster was brought to life, through electricity. Also he usually wears a black suit with black pants. This sh
A Mongoliod Child Handling Shells On The Beach Robert Snyder
A Mongoliod Child Handling Shells On The Beach Robert Snyder
A Mongoliod Child Handling Shells On The Beach Robert Snyder Diction, Theme and Imagery in Richard Snyders Intro To Poetry A Mongoloid Child Handling Shells on the Beach When you first read Richard Snyders narrative poem, A Mongoloid Child Handling Shells on the Beach , it may be perceived that the poem is indeed about a child, happily gathering shells upon the shore. However, if we closely consider the diction and connotations that Synder uses, we can speculate that the meaning of the poem de
Allen Ginsberg
Allen Ginsberg
Allen Ginsberg Dislikes of the American Society And the Injustices in America In Allen Ginsberg’s Poetry By Matt Feeko Mrs. Juenger English 1 18 April 1999 Dislikes of the American Society And the Injustices in America In Allen Ginsberg’s Poetry Allen Ginsberg started his infamous life as a revolutionary and poet of the beat generation when he began attending Colombia University. While at Colombia Ginsberg met friend and mentor Jack Kerouac whom he would later join to form the School of Disembod
Analysis Of _The Age Of Anxiety_ By WH Auden
Analysis Of _The Age Of Anxiety_ By WH Auden
Analysis Of _The Age Of Anxiety_ By W.H. Auden Analysis of _The Age of Anxiety_ by W.H. Auden The themes and ideas in Auden's _The Age of Anxiety_ reflect his belief that man's quest for self actualization is in vain. I. Auden's background A. As a 1930's poet 1. Views of Society 2. Diagnosis of the industrial society B. Major conflicts of his works II. _The Age of Anxiety_ overview A. As a quest poem 1. Characters' search for self-actualization 2. Characters' inevitable failure in the quest B. C
Art
Art
Art I. Reading Clive Bell Sometimes I wonder about Clive Bell. After all, the man was obviously no fool. On the contrary-his every credential, every little detail of his career tells us otherwise: his life as the brilliant young student educated at Trinity College, hob-nobbing with other future intellectual heavyweights such as Lytton Strachey, Sydney-Turner, Leonard Woolf; the young scholar (described by friends as being „a sort of mixture between Shelley and a sporting country squire) who, alo
Bioghraphy -- Emily Bronte
Bioghraphy -- Emily Bronte
Bioghraphy -- Emily Bronte Ita Cohen Mrs. Marvin English January 4, 2000 Biography Report of Emily Bronte In every author’s life, there is an event or sequence of childhood/ early adulthood events that have shaped the author’s life and general point of view. These events often color or influence the author’s outlook and filter their way into the author’s work. In Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte, this is clearly shown. . The reader sees an extraordinary inwardness in Emily Bronte’s book Wuther
Browning Robert My Last Duchess And Porphyria's Lover
Browning Robert My Last Duchess And Porphyria's Lover
Browning, Robert: My Last Duchess And Porphyria's Lover Mike Sobieraj English 203 Roger Gilbert The Lover and the Duke The creation of a plausible character within literature is one of the most difficult challenges to a writer, and development to a level at which the reader identifies with them can take a long time. However, through the masterful use of poetic devices and language Browning is able to create two living and breathing characters in sixty or less lines. When one examines these works
Judith Wright and Bruce Dawe both write poetry with universal themes C
Judith Wright and Bruce Dawe both write poetry with universal themes C
Judith Wright and Bruce Dawe both write poetry with universal themes. Choose one poem by each poet and explain what theme / s each poem conveys and how these themes are conveyed. ============================================================ Australian poets Judith Wright and Bruce Dawe write poems presenting their perspective of live. Their poems are subjective and convey universal theme which men and women can understand and relate to. In Wright's poem, Remittance Man, the universality of the po
The Catbird Seat
The Catbird Seat
The Catbird Seat The Catbird Seat By: James Thurber In the story The Catbird Seat, James Thurber shows how the story relates to everyday life in the working world. This could be a fictional or a nonfiction story, by changing the fictional characters to people on any person's job. In the workplace around the world there are people like the two Main characters. For example, the average employee does not socialize with co-workers outside of the workplace so the average worker would not know what a
Comparative Analysis Of Dante's Inferno And Purgatorio
Comparative Analysis Of Dante's Inferno And Purgatorio
Comparative Analysis Of Dante's Inferno And Purgatorio The Divine Comedy (The Inferno and Purgatorio, in this matter) without Virgil would be like coffee without cream. Without Virgil, Dante would never have completed his journey. Without reason, Dante would never have the courage to go through his redemption. We meet Virgil in the Inferno just when Dante begins to lose all hope in going through that “shadowed forest.” Beatrice has appointed him to guide our hero through hell and then through Pu
Cyrano De Bergerac
Cyrano De Bergerac
Cyrano De Bergerac Every generation has its own heroes that display, what is believed to be ideal characteristics. While each is different in their own way, many of these role models share similar qualities. Most tend to have courage, strength, compassion, or another respected trait, but this is not necessarily why they win the adoration of their followers. Cyrano De Bergerac is a perfect example of how many protagonists win our allegiance because his sensibilities will not be denied, because he
Cyrano's Inevitable Destiny
Cyrano's Inevitable Destiny
Cyrano's Inevitable Destiny Cyrano's Inevitable Destiny Who should take the blame for this tragedy? In Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac, Cyrano is portrayed as a valiant hero who exhibits humorous intelligence as well as great generosity. However, if we examine the play more carefully, we would find that Cyrano is personally responsible for his downfall; his constant aspiration for perfection and excessive deception eventually leads to his death. Such ornery behavior is exhibited when he adam
Dylan Thomas
Dylan Thomas
Dylan Thomas Dylan Thomas combines his vibrant imagery with his adolescent experiences in South Whales and London to produce the realistic tale “The Followers”. His interest in writing short stories like “The Followers” stems from the beginning part of his life. Thomas spent his days growing up in Swansea, South Whales with his father, a grammar school English teacher. His father encouraged his early interest in reading and writing. Some of his early poetry was published in local literary writin
E E Cummings-life And Work
E E Cummings-life And Work
E E Cummings-life And Work e e cummings e e cummings (no, this is not a typographical error, take note to the way he writes his name) was an unusual, yet highly acclaimed writer of the 20th century. His style of writing was much different than that of any other contemporary or even 18th and 19th century writers. Although difficult to understand at times, e e cummings is a very profound and inventive writer. e e cummings was born Edward Estlin Cummings on October 14, 1894 in Cambridge Massachuset
Edar Allan Poe
Edar Allan Poe
Edar Allan Poe May 7, 1999 A Reflection of the Life and Works of Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe is a name even the literary illiterate know, but not many people know Edgar Allan Poe the person. When reading the works of this poetic genius many might think that he had a vivid imagination or just a morbid soul. The truth is that the works of Poe are based on his own life, the life of an orphan who suffered from an obsessive compulsive disorder and who eventually became diseased by alcoholism. Und
Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson The complex fate of human beings in this tragic yet beutiful world and the possible fortunes of the human spirit in a subsequent life is what interests us all in life, and this is the central theme in most of Emily Dickinsons work. In her enticing poetry, Emily establishes a dialectical relationship between reality and imagination, the known and the unknown. By ordering the stages of life to include death and eternity, Dickinson suggests the interconnected and mutually determined