Emily Dickinson

(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts)

Comments about Emily Dickinson

  • Rookie Don Hagelberg (7/11/2009 4:17:00 PM)

    Poets can learn a great deal from Miss Emily.

    First they can learn that using predictable rhymes, they steal one half of the impact of surprise which Miss Emily achieves.

    In many on these instances, Miss Emily uses assonance and consonance instead of full male or female rhyme.

    No! Miss Emily is not a poet for the simple minded. On the contrary, she puts her own twist to the New England well read citizen of the early 1800's.

    She remains a poet of innovation and whould be recognized as such: old pattern breaker, new pattern maker.

    Don as 'Tauno'

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  • Rookie Lauren Pankey (5/2/2009 7:56:00 AM)

    I enjoy her work but there are too many dashes in some and it gets very distracting in my opinion.

  • Rookie James Pierrelee (3/2/2009 11:07:00 AM)

    After reading about 25 of her 'poems', I am not surprised that fewer than 12 were ever published during her lifetime. Her sister should have kept her promise and burned them.

  • Rookie Rohan R (7/29/2008 10:04:00 AM)

    One of the poets that hadn't noticed on early days. Generates philosophical
    messages in all her works

  • Veteran Poet - 1,537 Points p.a. noushad (7/14/2008 3:54:00 AM)

    a gentle voice with a philosophy of life.

  • Rookie - 3 Points Rosa Jamali (6/1/2008 2:30:00 PM)

    Philosophy and thoughts coming through poetry, so precious, the way she treats the words with a gentle decent vioce..

  • Rookie okeydokey #3 (1/14/2008 3:23:00 AM)

    ...she is...my all time favorite...there was nobody...ever...that was better suited to write poetry...she is freaking amazing...

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    Woah she looks like a dude!

  • Rookie Dana Tyrrell (6/11/2006 8:02:00 PM)

    a truly amazing poet!

Best Poem of Emily Dickinson

Hope' Is The Thing With Feathers

'Hope' is the thing with feathers—
That perches in the soul—
And sings the tune without the words—
And never stops—at all—

And sweetest—in the Gale—is heard—
And sore must be the storm—
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm—

I've heard it in the chillest land—
And on the strangest Sea—
Yet, never, in Extremity,
It asked a crumb—of Me.

Read the full of Hope' Is The Thing With Feathers

A Mien To Move A Queen

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A Mien to move a Queen—
Half Child—Half Heroine—
An Orleans in the Eye
That puts its manner by
For humbler Company
When none are near
Even a Tear—

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