Emily Dickinson’s Complex View of Religion

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Emily Dickinson's Complex View of Religion
Emily Dickinson’s poetry expresses a diverse range of emotion and tone, veering from the exultant to the melancholy and often presenting the author's feelings in a way which is ambiguous and subject to debate among modern readers. Dickinson had complex views of religion and spirituality, which reflected not simply her unique historical place and time but, even more importantly, her own unique personality and attitudes which were somewhat at odds with those of people around her.
The small Massachusetts town of Amherst, where Dickinson and her family lived, was at the time of the poet's early life “ripe with revivals” that swept across the region, according to one scholar (Kirk 33). These nineteenth...
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