Dickinson focused on word choice rather than apply any form to her poetry. She used odd wordings and structures to form her many enigmatic poems. To a first time reader, Dickinson’s poems would appear to be rather crude, as they included many grammatical errors and misusages of words. Dickinson would use a variety of words and include footnotes on her manuscript. She would substitute words as alternatives that had absolutely no connection to the word in the footnote (“Major Characteristics of Dickinson’s Poetry” 5).
Emily Dickinson is famously known for her application of dashes throughout