Originally Posted by degenerate10
The teacher gave us an assignment today about Emily Dickinson. We were each given one of her poems and we must read the poem, write the general meanings of each line, analyze each line, and we have to relate the poem to her life.
I'm having trouble with all of the above. If you can help me it would be much appreciated or if you could send me a link to a website that would help it would also be appreciated.
This assignment is worth 200 points so I really need a good grade.
I would suggest going to your library and getting a book that critiques her work. There is also a series called 19th Century Literary Criticism( or NCLC for short.) The library should have that. Two things that you should keep in mind. One, poetry meanings can be very subjective. There is not necessarily a right answer. Two, Emily Dickinson was a lonely and troubled woman. Now get off this website and do your homework!