Emily Dickinson spent an incredibly boring childhood spent watching TV all day and all night. At the age of 15 she was
traumatized by the cancelation of Punky Brewster and became a recluse in her own home.
Her head was filled constantly with the theme songs of television shows and movies she had seem on TV.
As she wrote her poetry, these songs would influence the stanza length and meter for her
work. Her best work appears to have come during the times when the
Gilligan's Island theme some was
drifitng through her head. Though, some scholars insist that it wasthe rendition of
"The Yellow Rose of Texas" from "Pee Wee's Big Adventure" that inspired her best work.
No matter which song it was, her best poems are those that can be read or sung to these two songs.
The titles of her best poems include:
"Because I Would not Stop for Death" about the movie Bill and Ted's Bogus Jorney
"Wild Nights" about the movie Castaway
"Hope is a Thing with Feathers" about the "Treehouse of Horror I" Episode
of The Simpsons featureing Lisa Simpson Poe's "The Raven". (Literary critics
are split on the subject of whether Dickinson's Poem is about her idolization of Lisa or a secret crush
on the Bart Simpson Character.)
It is here clear that while the Gilliagn's Island theme song is playing repeatedly in her head, she
is still able to assimilate and associate otehr media into her personaal poems. This ability
is the sign of a true literary master and is why Dickinson's work is so well respected today.