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Heavenly Hurt Emily Dickinson (Published)

This paper focused on the absurdist elements in the selected poems of Emily Dickinson. Spending her life in a politically and socially rigid family she also experienced an authoritarian patriarchy; and ironically these oppressive elements became inspirations to her for writing rebellious poetry while completely ignoring the set norms, regularities and unyielding poetic traditions. This paper reveals her rejections of existing religious order and social conditions while exposing their emptiness and austerity. This paper attempted to make a connection between absurdism and the poetry of Emily Dickinson to depict the disconnection among Man, God and Society as strongly propounded by Dickinson.

Keywords: Absurdity, Desolation, Female Reality, Futility, Meaninglessness, Nothingness, Patriarchy, Self Exile