Mar_31_Wed._Emily Dickinson

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American Lit. 31 March 2010_Wed. (Quiz) Why was Douglas writing and who was he writing to? Douglas had a difference and focus, in the sense, that he had a cause, the cause of abolishing slavery  that he was focused on. Franklin: was writing to the new nation, the world, his son; -Both focused on self-improvement -Edwards: they share the theme of Divine Appointment -Hugh and Sophie Auld: the family he lived with while in B’more Mr. Covey was the really bad slave breaker. Emily Dickinson She’s just kind of out of the blue, w/ the dashes and format and poetry isn’t so new and  original now, but in her time it was like,  “where did this come from?  How did it happen?” her meanings are ambiguous and deliberately so. -not widely published during her life, though she sent them to a lot of people. -Arguments say both she did and didn’t want to be published -She DID want an audience (letters to people, editors) -Made booklits of her poetry (copies), w/ alternate word choices…w/ no lasting instructions -Her sister, sister-in-law, and his mistress all thought they were worth while -Editors, edited, her work; grammar and punctuation (possibly why she didn’t want to be 
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This note was uploaded on 08/29/2011 for the course AMERICAN L 101 taught by Professor Erinsledd during the Spring '10 term at SPSU.

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