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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- "Hope" is the thing with feathers
- "Why do I love" You, Sir?
- "Faith" is a fine invention
- "Heaven"—is what I cannot reach!
- "Nature" is what we see
- A Book
- A Bird Came Down
- "Heaven" has different Signs—to me
- A Dying Tiger—moaned for Drink
- A Coffin—is a Small Domain
- "Arcturus" is his other name
- A Cloud withdrew from the Sky
- Because I could not stop for Death (712)
- "I want"—it pleaded—All its ...
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''A Route of EvanescenceEmily Dickinson (1830-1886), U.S. poet. A Route of Evanescence (l. 1-2). . . The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson. Thomas H. Johnson, ed. (1960) ...
With a revolving Wheel''
''My Life had stooda Loaded GunEmily Dickinson (1830-1886), U.S. poet. My Life had stooda Loaded Gun (l. 1-4). . . The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson. Thomas H. Johnson...
In Cornerstill a Day
The Owner passedidentified
And carried Me away''
''Wild NightsWild Nights!Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), U.S. poet. Wild Nights!Wild Nights! (L. 1-4). . . The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson. Thomas H. Johnson, ed....
Were I with thee
Wild Nights should be
''The mail from Tunis, probably,Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), U.S. poet. A Route of Evanescence (l. 7-8). . . The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson. Thomas H. Johnson, ed. (1960) ...
An easy Morning's Ride''
''Behold the AtomI preferredEmily Dickinson (1830-1886), U.S. poet. Of all the souls that stand create (l. 11-12). . . The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson. Thomas H. Johnso...
To all the lists of Clay!''
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