Here are A Level Exam Questions based around Emily Dickinson and her majestic poetry.
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- Dickinson’s poetry is obsessed with death, but there are other important concerns too.’ Discuss concerning two poems from your collection.
- Discuss ways in which Dickinson explores the inner life in poem 670, ‘One need not be a Chamber – to be Haunted – ’.
- Write a critical appreciation of the following poem, giving particular attention to features of style which you find characteristic of Dickinson’s poetry in this selection. (Can be applied to different poems)
- Discuss some of the effects created by Dickinson’s presentation of the power of nature. You should refer to three poems in your answer.
- Analyse the following poem, showing what it adds to your understanding of Dickinson’s methods and concerns here and elsewhere in the selection. (Can be applied to different poems)
- Paying close attention to language and tone, discuss the following poem, relating it to Dickinson’s methods and concerns in other poems in your selection. (Can be applied to different poems)
- Examine the poetic methods which Dickinson uses to write about the experience of mental anguish in ‘I felt a funeral in my brain’.
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