Women in literature/Week 10

(Vol. 1) Charlotte Perkins Gilman: “The Yellow Wallpaper” (1392); Emily Dickinson: “280-I felt a funeral in my brain” (1047), “1705- Volcanoes be in Sicily” (1067)

Discussion Questions: edit

  • How can a Yellow Wallpaper have so much personality, and confuse someone so much to the point where it makes you crazy ?
  • I don't quite understand why poems of Emily Dickinson are so weird? How come I don;t understand them??? What was on that woman's mind? And why are they so valuable in literature??? <MMK>
  • Look up this article for an interesting discussion of Dickinson's metre:

Dickinson and Patriarchal Meter: A Theory of Metrical Codes A. R. C. Finch PMLA, Vol. 102, No. 2 (Mar., 1987), pp. 166-176 Published by: Modern Language Association

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Homework: edit

(For now, you can just post your response here with your name at the end. Separate pages might prove too cumbersome.)