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Emily Dickinson

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Transcript of Emily Dickinson

Background
Emily Dickinson was born on December 10, 1830, in Amherst, Massachusetts. She never lived anywhere but in Amherst and lived the last years of her life in recluse, writing poetry. After her death, her sister found hundreds of poems Dickinson had written and got them published in 1890.
Classification: Dark Romanticism
Famous works
Hope is the thing with feathers
I'm nobody!Who are you?
Behind me dips eternity
Because I could not stop for death
Important facts
Literary devices
Alliteration- the repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words.
Ex: "Fame is a fickle food." - Fame is a fickle food

Metaphor- a figure of speech containing an implied comparison

Imagery- visually descriptive or figurative language, especially in literary work

Emily Dickinson
Dark Romanticism: Dark Romanticism was an American Literary movement in the 1940-1980s time period. Also known as American Romanticism, settings and characters are typically gloomy and depressing. Themes consist of revenge and/or redemption.
Authors of Dark Romanticism: Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allen Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne

-She wrote over 1,800 poems
-She didn't become famous until after her death
- She had a negative view of publishing and claimed it was the auctioning of the mind
-She died of heart failure
-She never married
Historical significance
After the publication of her poems, Emily Dickinson became one of literature's most renowned poets.
Excerpt: In this poem, Dickinson is symbolizing hope in the form of a bird which perches in her soul, where it sings songs of hope without asking for anything in return.
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