Emily Dickinson

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

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Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was an American poet. Born in Amherst, Massachusetts, to a successful family with strong community ties, she lived a mostly introverted and reclusive life. After she studied at the Amherst Academy for seven years in her youth, she spent a short time at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary before returning to her family's house in Amherst. Thought of as an eccentric by the locals, she became known for her penchant for white clothing and her reluctance to greet guests or, later in life, even leave her room. Most of her friendships were therefore carried out by correspondence.

Although Dickinson was a prolific private poet, fewer than a dozen of her nearly eighteen... more »

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  • ''Will you tell me my fault, frankly as to yourself, for I had rather wince, than die. Men do not call the surgeon to commend the bone, but to set it, Sir.''
    Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), U.S. poet. Letter, July 1862, to Thomas Wentworth Higginson. The Letters of Emily Dickinson, vol. 2 (1958). Higginson...
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    She is a born poetess, when you read her it appears as if you have seen such things personally although there is a generation gap between her writing and readers yet I suppose those who will read her after a century will still feel the same.

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  • Arianna (12/18/2018 8:22:00 PM)

    Emily’s dickinson poems are very beautiful,peaceful so calming and powerful great job Emily

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  • Ana Liza Nabor (12/14/2018 8:51:00 PM)

    i like her. I wish I could write like her :)

  • Prabir Gayen Prabir Gayen (12/14/2018 12:55:00 AM)

    Sweet voice of love and life....

  • That one... (12/13/2018 2:36:00 PM)

    I love her. She has inspired me to write poetry and helped me be happy when I was in a very dark spot. I Love Emily Dickinson!

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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.

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