RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 43475474 LA English UL http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=13814 T1 Emily Dickinson daughter of prophecy A1 Doriani, Beth Maclay,, PB University of Massachusetts Press PP Amherst, Mass. YR 1996 SN 0585083398 9780585083391 AB How do women, historically excluded from the role of preacher because of their gender, gain authority to assume a prophetic voice? What rhetorical strategies can empower the woman who would claim the role of prophet? In this book, Beth Maclay Doriani looks at the ways Emily Dickinson addressed these questions in the context of patriarchal nineteenth-century New England. She explores some of the central strategies Dickinson used to claim both poetic and religious authority and to join the ranks of the self-proclaimed prophets of her day - literary figures like Emerson, Thoreau, and Whitman, as well as a host of preachers and other popular orators.