Emily Dickinson

An All American Poet

The Early Life of Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson was born on December 10, 1830. She died in May 15, 1886. She grew up in Amherst, Massachusetts, with a strong family. Her family included Emily Norcros Dickinson(mother), Edward Dickinson(father), Lavinia Dickinson(little sister), and Austin Dickinson(older brother).

Hope Is The Thing With Feathers

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.

By: Emily Dickinson

If I Can Stop

If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.

- Emily Dickinson

I'm Nobody! Who Are You?

I'm nobody! Who are you? Are you nobody, too? Then there's a pair of us -- don't tell! They'd advertise -- you know! How dreary to be somebody! How public like a frog To tell one's name the livelong day To an admiring bog!
By: Emily Dickinson
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Five Fun Facts About Emily Dickinson

1. Dickinson was troubled from a young age by the "deepening menace" of death, especially of the deaths of people close to her.
2. Dickinson died on May 15, 1886. She died from a disease called, "Bright's disease".
3.She went to school at Amherst Academy (for 7 years), and Mount Holyoke Female Seminary (for 1 year).
4.Her bedroom looked to a burial ground, so she saw a lot of people being buried, which would probably explain the amount of death in her poems.
5.During her lifetime, only seven of her poems were published. This included publication in Samuel Bowles' Springfield Republican between 1858 and 1868.