Poetry in America: Emily Dickinson | HarvardX on edX | Course About Video


SPEAKER 1: Her work is the
subject of scholarly panels. She wins the attention of composers. And if you’ve never
heard of much poetry, you’ve probably heard
of Emily Dickinson. Emily Dickinson is hailed as such a
genius because, like other geniuses, like Shakespeare, like
Chaucer, she’s a poet who manages to be absolutely of
her own historical moment. All of Dickinson’s poetry, as I’m
hoping I can help you see more clearly, is going to be looking for those
meanings that are not of this domain or of that domain, but of such domain
where two or three, or four cross, because we can look
at them in manuscript. It’s so perfect, but I feel
the making in the mistakes, and yet the not getting it
is part of the pleasure.

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