Emily Dickinson and Hymn Culture: Tradition and Experience by Victoria N. Morgan

By Victoria N. Morgan

Extending the serious dialogue which has occupied with the hymns of Isaac Watts as a power on Emily Dickinson's poetry, this research brings to undergo the hymnody of Dickinson's girl forbears and contemporaries and considers Isaac Watts's place as a Dissenter for a fuller knowing of Dickinson's engagement with hymn tradition. Victoria N. Morgan argues that the emphasis on autonomy in Watts, a high quality attached to his place as a Dissenter, and the paintings of ladies hymnists, who sought to redefine God in methods extra appropriate with their very own adventure, posing a problem to the hierarchical 'I-Thou' kind of tackle present in conventional hymns, encouraged Dickinson's adoption of hymnic varieties. As she lines the strong intersection of culture and event in Dickinson's poetry, Morgan indicates Dickinson utilizing the modes and motifs of hymn tradition to govern the gap among idea and experience-a house within which Dickinson demanding situations previous methods of considering and expresses her personal cutting edge rules on spirituality. concentrating on Dickinson's use of bee imagery and on her notions of spiritual layout, Morgan situates the novel re-visioning of the divine present in Dickinson's 'alternative hymns' within the context of the poet's engagement with a group of hymn writers. In her use of the fluid imagery of flight and neighborhood as metaphors for the divine, Dickinson anticipates the information of feminist theologians who privilege group over hierarchy.

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