Emily Dickinson

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

Hope Is The Thing With Feathers - Poem by Emily Dickinson

'Hope' is the thing with feathers—
That perches in the soul—
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Topic(s) of this poem: hope

Form: Sonnet


Comments about Hope Is The Thing With Feathers by Emily Dickinson

  • Georgios Venetopoulos Georgios Venetopoulos (9/17/2014 5:19:00 PM)

    The poetess composes a Quatorzain here -one of her favored metrical forms- because she combines each two consecutive lines to one. For example - And sings the tune without the words -
    And never stops - at all - A beautiful Iambic heptameter - Quatorzain - for the experienced reader. (Report) Reply

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  • Georgios Venetopoulos Georgios Venetopoulos (9/17/2014 5:18:00 PM)

    The poetess composes a Quatorzain here -one of her favored metrical forms- because she combines each two consecutive lines to one. For example - And sings the tune without the words—
    And never stops—at all— A beautiful Iambic heptameter - Quatorzain - for the experienced reader. (Report) Reply

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage Jayatissa K. Liyanage (9/1/2014 7:24:00 AM)

    Life, where ever it goes carries along opes. Yet it does no ask even a crumb in return! Inspiring poem. Wonderful. (Report) Reply

  • Ging Taping Ging Taping (8/31/2014 9:18:00 PM)

    NICE ONE..continue hoping while its free (Report) Reply

  • Houssam Mokhtari Houssam Mokhtari (8/31/2014 3:50:00 PM)

    L'espoir fait vivre I enjoyed reading this lovely poem :)) (Report) Reply

  • Abekah Emmanuel Abekah Emmanuel (8/23/2014 6:47:00 PM)

    A very powerful theme elaborated by a great poetess....so unique in style....great job! (Report) Reply

  • N. K. N. K. (7/25/2014 10:37:00 AM)

    A beautiful and inspiring poem, written by a talented and inspiring poet. (Report) Reply

  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (7/8/2014 9:46:00 AM)

    Most beautifully made a poem by the great poet and liked it. (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (4/27/2014 8:35:00 PM)

    .........so beautifully this poetess describes hope....and yes Emily is one of my favourite poetess, the other two are valerie and valsa....with these three poetess you cannot go wrong... (Report) Reply

  • Brian Jani Brian Jani (4/25/2014 5:26:00 PM)

    Awesome I like this poem (Report) Reply

  • Brian Jani Brian Jani (4/25/2014 5:25:00 PM)

    Awesome I like this poem (Report) Reply

  • Herbert Guitang Herbert Guitang (4/25/2014 7:45:00 AM)

    Hope make us fly in dreams (Report) Reply

  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (4/23/2014 7:17:00 AM)

    Hope is the perfect word and escape route from the tensions of life and the theme is very good. (Report) Reply

  • Angelina Holmes (4/13/2014 10:00:00 AM)

    This is my absolute favorite poem! Dickinson always uses the dash in such a musical manner, and her poetry always has such lovely layers of meaning! Beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (4/1/2014 11:42:00 AM)

    Always a joy to read! (Report) Reply

  • Benjamin Tetteh (4/1/2014 5:05:00 AM)

    Emily what then happens to the big birds. Nice piece. (Report) Reply

  • Victoria Keret (1/20/2014 1:49:00 PM)

    one of my favorite poems, truly inspiring (Report) Reply

  • Lily Dartford Lily Dartford (12/9/2013 5:21:00 PM)

    These feathers, that
    are treated as life
    Must be protected,
    from war and strife...

    To a poet, whoever is reading this/I wish you read my poems for entertainment and bliss... (Report) Reply

  • Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (11/6/2013 4:55:00 AM)

    And those things with such feathers
    Are being shot every day
    In a world torn by war to shreds
    Such birds have no longer nests to stay.........

    To all poets reading this, I welcome you to my page for your esteemed comments on my poems (Report) Reply

  • Jeffrey Mcandrew (10/15/2013 1:05:00 PM)

    Beautiful. She was certainly a poetic genius. (Report) Reply










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