Similarities And Variations In The Writings Of Dickinson And Lawrence



Although Emily Elizabeth Dickinson and David Herbert Lawrence lived
and wrote during two different times, and in different parts of the world,
their poetry contains many similarities. At the time Dickinson was being
laid to rest in Massachusetts, Lawrence was born in Nottingham, England.
Also, along with the likenesses, they both have many differences. These
affinities and dissimilarities can be seen in poems written by these
authors dealing with snakes.
The first disparities can be seen in the meter of these two poems.
Lawrence writes his poem, Snake, in a free verse style, whereas Dickinson
writes her untitled poem as she did many of her poems, in iambic tetrameter
and trimeter. ...

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are reflected in the long
and short lines in his poem, whereas Dickinson's structure is more of a
conventional structure. Lawrence has no set number of lines per line or
stanza. Dickinson, on the other hand, has four lines per stanza and
although no set number of words in a line, the meter is repeated throughout
the poem. Once again, we see two diverse styles from the two authors.
When we examine rhyme patterns of the two poems, we begin to see
similarities between the two authors. both authors seem to ignore a strict
rhyme pattern. Lawrence appears to have absolutely no rhyme pattern what so
ever which once again reflects his free verse style. Dickinson as well
averts from using a strong rhyme pattern. Dickinson occasionally uses
partial rhyming in her poem (for example “rides”,”is” and “sun”,”gone”), a
device common among many poets of the following century. One might say that
Dickinson's partial rhyming, and Lawrence's lack of effective rhyme might
be to accommodate their ...

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