This paper attempts to examine the representation of theme of hope and optimism in Dickenson’s poetry by showing some comparisons and contrasts among different of her poems. This theme is motivated by poet’s own life and her judgments of life respectively. The purpose of analyzing this theme has been to explore how poet has used different contrastive associations in order to define her theme each time differently in her poems. The focus was on a specific term “optimism”, considering hope: its loose synonym as a focal point to analyze. The perspectives of hope described in the poems have been studied with reference to characteristic features of hope mentioned according to the, contexts, choice of words, stylistic features, and intentions of the poet herself.
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