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epistolary, Victorian gender norms, Amherst, gardening, feminine power, symbolism
Emily Dickinson is known for her poems, but her epistolary body of work is as rich and as compelling. Her letters to Abiah Root reveal Dickinson's mind behind the poet and more importantly show the progression and evolution of Dickinson's ideas and sentiments regarding Victorian societal norms.
Santiago, Carmen M., "Flowers for Abiah: Emily Dickinson's Claim to Live According to Her Own Rules" (2020). CUNY Academic Works.