Emily Dickinson

Romantic Period (1800-1850)

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Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

Emily Dickinson was an american poet. For one year, she attended Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in South Hadley. Emily was influenced by Metaphysical poets on the seventeenth-century England. She was also influenced by her reading of the book of Revelation and her upbringing in a Puritan New England town. She loved Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and John Keats, poems and admired them very much. Her first published work was done in 1890 and her last was in 1955. Emily was not publicly recognized. When she dies, her family found 40 hand-bound books of 1800 poems. Most of her poems are all short poems.

“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.

T-This poem will probably be about hope.

P- Emily describes how hope is like a bird (sings the tune without the words). The poem follows a ABCB

C- sweetest, warm, soul, storm

A- The attitude is hopeful

S- no shift

T- This poem is about how hope is like a bird.

T-Always have hope. No matter how hard the situation may be, don't let it take away from your hope.