Pain of Silence: Emily Dickinson's Silences, Poetic Persona and Ada's Selfhood in The Piano

@article{Langdell1996PainOS,
  title={Pain of Silence: Emily Dickinson's Silences, Poetic Persona and Ada's Selfhood in The Piano},
  author={Cheri Davis Langdell},
  journal={The Emily Dickinson Journal},
  year={1996},
  volume={5},
  pages={197 - 201}
}
gave form to these silences and fissures in the character of Ada, heroine of Academy Award winning film The Piano. In an interview given shortly after the film was made, Jane Campion imparted that she was influenced by the persona of the poet embodied in Emily Dickinson's poetry in her creation of TL· Piano's main character Ada. Each — Ada and Dickinson's persona — exists in protest to the patriarchal system which denies or inhibits women's right to self-expression through artistic… 
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