Dickinson open to accusations of elitism?

Date: Thu, 16 Sep 1999 15:53:10 -0400 (EDT)


Let's begin our discussion of Dickinson, to inaugurate chapter 1 of our
course, by focusing first exclusively on the poem

	"I dwell in Possibility"

For starters let me ask just this question:

	To what extent do you think this poem
	is subject to (or leaves itself open to) accusations
	of elitism?

Answer the question as specifically (with reference to the words of the
poem) as you can. 

Begin your response to the listserv by giving us a number, and then
explaining your position.

If you strongly or completely believe the poem is subject to accusations
of elitism, then you are a "10" on a scale of 1 to 10.

If you don't think the poem is appropriately subject to accusations of
elitism, then you are a "1" on the scale of 1 to 10.

If on this question you are a moderate, you are a "5."

Use the sliding scale to position yourself as, e.g., a 9 or 8 or 7, or 2
or 3 or 4, depending on the degree to which you think the poem is or isn't
fairly open to accusations of elitism.

So, again, write to 88v@english.upenn.edu and begin with your numbered
position 1 thorugh 10, and then briefly explain.

I can't wait......


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