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An Ecocritical Reading of Emily Dickinson’s Nature Poems

Author ZhangGuiFang
Tutor ZhangShaoQuan
School Jiangxi Normal University
Course English Language and Literature
Keywords Emily Dickinson Natural poetry Ecological awareness Harmony Criticism
Type Master's thesis
Year 2009
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Emily Dickinson is the famous 19th-century American reclusive poet , her life has created a lot of poetry, about 1775 . Under the theme of poetry can be divided into four parts , natural poetry , love poetry , death poetry and religious poetry . It is worth mentioning is that the natural poetry in all the poetry of Emily Dickinson , accounting for more than one-third of the natural poetry of Dickinson understanding of its people , deep exploration of his poems of great significance . Natural poetry of Emily Dickinson , many scholars have analyzed from different angles , such as analysis of Dickinson natural poetry Super experience tendencies to explore Dickinson contradictory view of nature . In this paper, peruse the natural poetry of Emily Dickinson , his poetry lurks deep ecological awareness , her eco-conscious performance in two aspects : front nature of harmony , poetic dwelling in nature , the natural equality of all things fear of the natural and anthropocentric criticism, such as human exploitation of natural acts of criticism , criticism of industrialization , and the critique of human desire , the ideological content of these critical with today's ecological literature anthropocentrism critical not coincide together . In today 's global ecological environment deteriorating ecological critique has become a school of learning , the natural poetry of Dickinson also entered the ecological critics horizons . With traditional romanticism , the ecological criticism will not stop at static advocate of nature , understanding and grok , \intervention a positive attitude , trying to resist the action to save nature, to stop further deterioration of the ecological environment . From the point of view of ecological criticism re - interpretation of the natural poetry of Emily Dickinson gives a new historical and practical significance of his works , is conducive to evoke the sense of historical responsibility of human re- understanding of the relationship between man and nature and protect the deteriorating ecological environment , and materialism cross-flow of the material world to maintain the ecological balance in the spiritual world .

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