Title

Helen Hunt Jackson

Document Type

Article

Department

English (Scripps)

Publication Date

1998

Disciplines

American Literature | Literature in English, North America | Women's Studies

Abstract

In Helen Hunt Jackson's poetry, the most powerful moments are allegorical. That is, they depend upon a philosophical understanding of human experience in which one story, whose particulars are homely, human, and transient, stands in for a second story. For Jackson, this second story's claims aspire to the claims of religion and give access to what is eternal, immutable, and thus not at risk.

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