How could Emily Dickinson be regarded as a confessional poet, with reference to her poems?
Emily Dickinson is widely regarded as a Romantic poet. That said, this idea does not keep critics and readers from examining her and her work from a Confessionalist's point of view. According to Cambridge Collections Online's essay "Emily Dickinson's Existential Dramas," Fred D. White states that "It is always tempting to regard Dickinson as a confessional poet."
The Academy of American Poets defines Confessional Poetry as poetry "of the I." What this refers to is that the poetry is of a very personal nature with major concern for the problems and conflicts felt by the...
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