Example research essay topic: Love And Death As Viewed By Emily Dickinson – 575 words

Of all the poetry I have read in my entire English
career, never have I read a poet who has compared
love and death so well. Not only does she grab the
readers attention using so few words, after her
poem is over, the reader is left with many
possibilities as to what it is that Emily
Dickinson meant. Her ideas about love and death
were shared in many of her poems, including The
Bustle in the House. At times her poems almost
seem to tell the reader that death is acceptable
as long as one has love to lean on. The Bustle in
a house The Morning after Death Is solemnest of
industries Enacted upon Earth – The Sweeping up
the heart And putting Love away We shall not want
to use again Until Eternity – In the poem The
Bustle in the House Dickinson talks about loosing
a loved one. Dealing with the loss the morning
after always seems to be the hardest of times, the
death seems unreal, and the world seems to be
crawling by.

But regardless of the pain, all one
has to due, in order to survive, is pick up their
emotions, put the memories and the love that you
once had for the deceased in a place that can
never be touched and move on, knowing that in
eternity you will find each other again. All
though the character in the poem has lost someone
they truly love, Dickinson seems to make the pain
diminish greatly simply by suggesting remembering
the love and good things in life instead. This is
Dickinsons strong point, she could have the
strongest opinions on multiple topics, how ever
controversial the topic maybe and somehow make her
point across without offending anyone. With love
she never made it over emotional, never to overly
dramatic, or sappy. With her descriptions she was
straight and to the point, and stated things how
she viewed them, rarely letting outside opinions
influence her writing. She spoke her mind through
her words, and not any different.

With death it
was never gory, or depressing. Not to overbearing,
no matter how serious the topic Dickinson would
still stick to her points. Dickinson is a better
poet than others I have read for various reasons.
For one her vocabulary is much easier to
understand, not only that but she can state her
point, and move me in a much shorter poem than
Woodsworth could. All though I did enjoy many of
Woodsworths poems, along with many other poets, I
felt that Dickinson always left me with a lot more
to think about. Never once did I walk away from a
poem by Dickinson not understanding it, or feeling
as though her ideas were radical, and understated.
Where as with Woodsworth all of his ideas were
drawn out, complicated, and at times downright
boring. Dickinson always kept my attention
throughout her poems, and made me think a lot more
than any other poet ever has.

Mostly I think that
Dickinson had the most impact with her poems on
Death and Love, leaving lasting impressions in her
readers minds, along with being used in many
different ways, outside the English classroom. I
have heard Dickinsons poems in movies as well.
(Patch Adams) I know that her poems will leave
lasting impressions and allow me to re read them
and perhaps answer some of my own personal issues,
like her poems helped her..

Research essay sample on Love And Death As Viewed By Emily Dickinson