Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson

Emily DICKINSON (1830 - 1886)

Emily Dickinson has come to be regarded as one of the quintessential poets of 19th century America. A very private poet with a very quiet and reclusive life, her poetry was published posthumously and immediately found a wide audience.

While she echoed the romantic natural themes of her times, her style was much more free and irregular, causing many to criticize her and editors to "correct" her. In the early 20th century, when poetic style had become much looser, new audiences learned to appreciate her work. Here collected are many of her most contemplative, most rebellious, and "dark" works, expressing her frustrations with the behavioral confines of her times, and the confines of being human and unknowing of eternity. (Summary by Becky Miller)

Genre(s): Poetry

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Soul selects her own society, The Becky Miller
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Play 02 After great pain, a formal feeling comes Becky Miller
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Play 03 Hope is the thing with feathers Becky Miller
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Play 04 I never hear the word “escape" Becky Miller
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Play 05 There is no frigate like a book Becky Miller
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Play 06 Because I could not stop for Death Becky Miller
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Play 07 Of all the sounds despatched abroad Becky Miller
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Play 08 Success is counted sweetest Becky Miller
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Play 09 If I can stop one heart from breaking Becky Miller
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Play 10 To fight aloud is very brave Becky Miller
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Play 11 Pain has an element of blank Becky Miller
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Play 12 I can wade grief Becky Miller
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Play 13 For each ecstatic instant Becky Miller
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Play 14 I meant to have but modest needs Becky Miller
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Play 15 Thought went up my mind to-day, A Becky Miller
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Play 16 Is Heaven a physician? Becky Miller
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Play 17 Poor torn heart, a tattered heart, A Becky Miller
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Play 18 I should have been too glad Becky Miller
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Play 19 Each life converges to some centre Becky Miller
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Play 20 My life closed twice before its close Becky Miller
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Play 21 I felt a cleavage in my mind Becky Miller
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Play 22 If recollecting were forgetting Becky Miller
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Play 23 Brain is wider than the sky, The Becky Miller
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Play 24 Softened by Time’s consummate plush Becky Miller
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Play 25 I had no time to hate Becky Miller
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