By Fordyce R. Bennett
The poems of Emily Dickinson owe a lot to the King James Bible for tale and state of affairs, syntax, symbolism and imagery, proposal, and lots more and plenty extra. Bennett makes an attempt to spot all of the verbatim costs from the approved model of the King James Bible which seem within the 3 quantity Johnson version of Dickinson's poetry, in addition to biblical backgrounds, characters, parallels, rules, and echoes. proper poems are handled sequentially, starting with the 1st poem of Johnson's first quantity. move references to different poems, letters, and prose fragments are supplied, in addition to to straightforward reference works of the time. the place suitable, short explanatory fabric is additional. Interpretation, notwithstanding unavoidable, has been restricted to short parenthetical and terminal reviews in basic terms the place suggestion precious. for simple examine, the references to textual and biographical backgrounds have heavily the first Dickinson assets. a superb buy for faculty and college libraries and for top faculties the place Dickinson's poetry is taught.
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Extra resources for A reference guide to the Bible in Emily Dickinson's poetry
1 "There . . 20 "Mystic green": Rev 22:1-5 (this vision of paradise, as in P2, may owe something to the perpetual spring-summer in the New Jerusalem depicted by St. 8 "Are . . 5-9 "For . . 1,8 "When . . 6-8 "Before . . 9 "What . . 8 "God's. 1-6 "When . . 7 "When . . 8 "Mortal . . 9 "Pick . . 4 "T[h]rough . . 6-9 "Could . . heart": ICo 15:50-55 (Death as the movement from the "scene familiar" of the circuit world) 46 I keep my pledge. 11 "Will . . 1-8 "Once . . 4 "Before . . 5 "Angels .
Poetry is reprinted by permission of the publishers from Emily Dickinson Face to Face, edited by Martha Dickinson Bianchi. Copyright 1932 by Martha Dickinson Bianchi. Copyright © renewed 1960 by Alfred Leete Hampson. Reprinted by permission of Houghton Mifflin Co. All rights reserved. ; Yale University Press, copyright 1960. Used by permission are references to The Letters of Emily Dickinson, Thomas H. : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, copyright 1958, 1986 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College.
10-15 "Morning.. 13 "banner": Ca 2:4 Comment: See Poems, I, 16-17; Letters, II, 344; and Leyda, I, 361-362. The context of P13 in the letters suggests the manner in which the apocalypticism of the poem is used for witty hyperbole. 3 "Ermine": Rev 1:14; 3:4 Comment: See Poems, I, 18-19. 17-19 "In . . Amen": Mt 28:19-20 ("in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost . . Amen"); see also the "Ministration of Holy Baptism," Book of Common Prayer ("I baptize thee In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.