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In Dickinson's poetry, the worlds of man and nature are inextricably interlinked'. With reference to 'A bird came down the walk' and other poems, discuss whether you agree with the statement.
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In Dickinson poetry, the worlds of man and nature are inextricably interlinked'. With reference to 'A bird came down the walk' and other poems, discuss whether you agree with the statement.
The poem 'A bird came down the walk' shows how man and nature are interlinked and are unable to escape this permanent connection even though they may sometimes clash and not connect. Lines such as 'then hopped sidewise to the wall' show the curtsy and human like behaviour of nature and how nature is inevitably given human qualities. In this poem we are shown the brutal and civilised side of nature, we see that nature is beautiful from a distance however as you get closer and see nature in depth you see the brutality of nature, however even after seeing and showing us the brutality Dickinson still continues to admire nature as something beautiful. Her poem also shows how nature is very free and careless since nature doe not worry about anything, it is also shown to be unforgiving. Themes of nature are also present in 'I heard a fly buzz' and 'because I could not stop for death' Dickinson shows transcendentalist views in many of her poems.
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