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.

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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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  • Jeremy Minton (2/23/2018 10:21:00 PM)

    This dosent make sense, but I'm sad about her death: (#RESTINPEACETOEMILY

  • Ms.Margret Shildron the miss (2/12/2018 8:56:00 AM)

    Emily sounds like a lost child en the woods (simarl to lilttle red riding hood; or could be amuzment of the thust breeze blowing of emily and friends of hair chasing en the winds thanks be to........

  • A. T. (1/30/2018 5:37:00 PM)

    Emily Dickinson was very unusual

  • Billy Bob Joe (1/10/2018 3:06:00 PM)

    Your poems make me feel like i'm doing a somersault! ! !

  • Amanda (1/9/2018 8:21:00 PM)

    You make a lot of poems and I wish I was you.

  • Cringey Boi (12/21/2017 3:05:00 PM)

    Almost as great of a poet as Jake Paul just kidding Jake Paul is way better.

  • Steve K. (12/16/2017 2:55:00 PM)


  • Aruna (12/8/2017 8:14:00 AM)

    Closer to me

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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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