The Unconverted Devotee: An Exploration of Emily Dickinson’s View of Religion

Xue CHEN

Abstract


Emily Dickinson is one of the greatest American poets of the nineteenth century. Her uncertainty and contradictory attitudes towards religion in her poems have always been a controversy of critics about her religious belief. By analyzing her poems and letters and referring to her life experiences, the paper identifies Dickinson as individualistically religious rather than pagan.


Keywords


Uncertainty; Contradictory; Religious; Pagan

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/12251

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