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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  • Danyell J. Bernier (7/17/2018 9:58:00 AM)

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  • benmurray (7/11/2018 6:16:00 AM)

    its coming home.
    England 2018
    30years of hurtnever stopped me dreaming.

  • Ruta Mohapatra Ruta Mohapatra (7/1/2018 8:28:00 AM)

    I understand some of her poems but don't understand many of them. But, those that I understand leave a lasting impact. They are beautiful!

  • Cha Cagas (6/23/2018 6:19:00 AM)

    I believe that hope is still alive like how the birds fly with the wind across the sky.

  • Jez Brul Jez Brul (6/10/2018 5:28:00 AM)

    Emily Dickinson is like eternal flame.

  • Destiny (6/6/2018 11:40:00 AM)

    i didn't like it.....

  • Sharon (5/30/2018 2:13:00 AM)

    Yes I know not

  • baguet (5/29/2018 1:54:00 PM)

    hola que tal, i dont speak spanish

  • emily (5/25/2018 2:28:00 PM)

    we have the same name

  • Winchester (5/22/2018 3:24:00 PM)

    I believe that this poet is absolutely amazing. I feel bad that she had such a hard life, but it seems that the best art is made through pain. she has my highest regards

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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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