Exploring the Confluence of Post-Truth and Reality: Insights from Dickinson's Poetic Perspective


  • Dr. P.J. Sadia Parveen Mazharul Uloom College, Ambur, Thirupattur District.


Truth, post-truth, reality and perception


Literature has always served as a mirror of society, reflecting its struggles, triumphs and complexities. When we survey literature The thin line dividing fact from fiction in the post-truth era may be examined through literature. Narrative techniques are widely employed by writers to challenge readers' conceptions of truth, forcing them to rethink their own perception of the world. In an era of post-truth, where truths are often eclipsed by personal convictions and subjective interpretations, Emily Dickinson’s poems provide a unique lens through which the concept of truth and post-truth could be explored. This paper tries to delve into the realm of post-truth criticism on Dickinson’s poems examining how her perplexing verses challenge and transcend the frontiers of truth in a society plagued by falsehood and distortion. This paper also tries to examine post-truth's literary manifestations, focusing on the perception of reality and obscuring of limits between fact and fiction. Through an assessment of her poem, it is explored how Dickinson has grappled with the challenges posed by societal beliefs, truth and post-truth, and how literature can serve as an effective tool in navigating this complex landscape.


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