Emily Dickinson was one of the most important American poetess of the nineteenth century.
The main themes of her poetics are: the research of the sense of everything, love, nature, death, eternity, mysteries of existence and solitude.
She creates some relationships of opposites (but, at the same time, complementary): love/hate; life/death; ordinary/eternity; self-love/altruism; finite/infinite.
According to Emily Dickinson poetics, poetry is soul searching and digging in the depths of one's soul in order to discover new points of view.
Emily Dickinson is able to perceive the Great Existential Mystery in the littlest thing: a little bird, a spider, a tree.
Another main theme in Emily Dickinson's poetry is solitude: she used to retired in a total solitude in order to find a deep concentration in her inner life: she escaped from the rest of the world, convinced that the imagination can do anything and that loneliness was a vehicle to achieve happiness (she writes: “It might be lonelier without the Lonelines”).
In fact, we find Emily, alone in the middle of a mystery with refined and enhanced senses, by sight, hearing, by touch, he caught the signals: the special light of a winter afternoon, the line of a rod, a robin in the branches, the Bee whisper, multicolored rainbow against a soft blue sky.