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The Poetry of Emily Dickinson

By Emily Dickinson
  • ISBN Code: : 1626864047
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Poetry
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“This is my letter to the world . . .” — Emily Dickinson The Poetry of Emily Dickinson is a collection of pieces by 19th-century American poet Emily Dickinson, who insisted that her life of isolation gave her an introspective and deep connection with the world. As a result, her work parallels her life—misunderstood in its time, but full of depth and imagination, and covering such universal themes as nature, art, friendship, love, society, mortality, and more. During Dickinson’s lifetime, only seven of her poems were published, but after her death, her prolific writings were discovered and shared. With this volume, readers can dive into the now widely respected poetry of Emily Dickinson.

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Hope Is the Thing with Feathers

By Emily Dickinson
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  • Publisher : Gibbs Smith
  • Book Code : 1423652835
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Poetry
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Part of a new collection of literary voices from Gibbs Smith, written by, and for, extraordinary women—to encourage, challenge, and inspire. One of American’s most distinctive poets, Emily Dickinson scorned the conventions of her day in her approach to writing, religion, and society. Hope Is the Thing with Feathers is a collection from her vast archive of poetry to inspire the writers, creatives, and leaders of today. Continue your journey in the Women’s Voices series with Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte and The Feminist Papers by Mary Wollstonecraft.

The Complete Poems

By Emily Dickinson
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  • Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • Book Code : 3986774173
  • Total of Pages : 2222
  • Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
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The Complete Poems Emily Dickinson - Only eleven of Emily Dickinsons poems were published prior to her death in 1886; the startling originality of her work doomed it to obscurity in her lifetime. Early posthumously published collections-some of them featuring liberally edited versions of the poems-did not fully and accurately represent Dickinsons bold experiments in prosody, her tragic vision, and the range of her intellectual and emotional explorations. Not until the 1955 publication of The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, a three-volume critical edition compiled by Thomas H. Johnson, were readers able for the first time to assess, understand, and appreciate the whole of Dickinsons extraordinary poetic genius.

The Poetry of Emily Dickinson

By Elisabeth Camp
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190651229
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 593
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One of America's most celebrated poets, Emily Dickinson was virtually unpublished in her lifetime. When a slim volume of her poems emerged on the American scene in 1890, her work created shockwaves that have not subsided yet. Famously precise and sparse, Emily Dickinson's poetry is often described as philosophical, both because her poetry grapples with philosophical topics like death, spirituality, and the darkening operations of the mind, and because she approaches those topics in a characteristically philosophical manner: analyzing and extrapolating from close observation, exploring alternatives, and connecting thoughts into cumulative demonstrations. But unlike Lucretius or Pope, she cannot be accused of producing versified treatises. Many of her poems are unsettling in their lack of conclusion; their disparate insights often stand in conflict; and her logic turns crucially on imagery, juxtaposition, assonance, slant rhyme, and punctuation. The six chapters of this volume collectively argue that Dickinson is an epistemically ambitious poet, who explores fundamental questions by advancing arguments that are designed to convince. Dickinson exemplifies abstract ideas in tangible form and habituates readers into productive trains of thought--she doesn't just make philosophical claims, but demonstrates how poetry can make a distinct contribution to philosophy. All essays in this volume, drawn from both philosophers and literary theorists, serve as a counterpoint to recent critical work, which has emphasized Dickinson's anguished uncertainty, her nonconventional style, and the unsettled status of her manuscripts. On the view that emerges here, knowing is like cleaning, mending, and lacemakingL a form of hard, ongoing work, but one for which poetry is a powerful, perhaps indispensable, tool.

The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson

By Emily Dickinson
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  • Publisher : First Avenue Editions ™
  • Book Code : 1512405329
  • Total of Pages : 330
  • Category : Poetry
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This collection of Emily Dickinson's work contains 444 of the nearly 1,800 poems that the prolific yet reclusive American poet privately penned during her lifetime. Although her bold and non-traditional writing style met with mixed reviews when first published, Dickinson is now considered one of America's greatest poets. Included here are such famous poems as "Because I could not stop for Death", "I'm nobody! Who are you?", and "Hope is the thing with feathers". Themes of love, loss, death, and immortality imbue Dickinson's work with a timeless quality; her unconventional poetry continues to provide insight into the human condition. This is an unabridged compilation of three series of Dickinson's poetry edited and published by her friends after her death—the first series in 1890, the second in 1891, and the third in 1896.

My Emily Dickinson

By Susan Howe
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  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Book Code : 0811223345
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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"Starts off as a manifesto but becomes richer and more suggestive as it develops."—The New York Sun For Wallace Stevens, "Poetry is the scholar's art." Susan Howe—taking the poet-scholar-critics Charles Olson, H.D., and William Carlos Williams (among others) as her guides—embodies that art in her 1985 My Emily Dickinson (winner of the Before Columbus Foundation Book Award). Howe shows ways in which earlier scholarship had shortened Dickinson's intellectual reach by ignoring the use to which she put her wide reading. Giving close attention to the well-known poem, "My Life had stood—a Loaded Gun," Home tracks Dickens, Browning, Emily Brontë, Shakespeare, and Spenser, as well as local Connecticut River Valley histories, Puritan sermons, captivity narratives, and the popular culture of the day. "Dickinson's life was language and a lexicon her landscape. Forcing, abbreviating, pushing, padding, subtracting, riddling, interrogating, re-writing, she pulled text from text...."

The Poems of Emily Dickinson

By Emily Dickinson
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1625583990
  • Total of Pages : 116
  • Category : Poetry
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Although Dickinson was a prolific private poet, fewer than a dozen of her nearly eighteen hundred poems were published during her lifetime. The work that was published during her lifetime was usually altered significantly by the publishers to fit the conventional poetic rules of the time. Although most of her acquaintances were probably aware of Dickinson's writing, it was not until after her death in 1886-- when Lavinia, Emily's younger sister, discovered her cache of poems-- that the breadth of Dickinson's work became apparent.

Emily Dickinson

By Cynthia Griffin Wolff
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  • Publisher : Doubleday
  • Book Code : 0804153469
  • Total of Pages : 654
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Emily Dickinson led a quiet life, treasuring her privacy and eventually giving herself over completely to her art: it was in her poetry that she “deliberately decided to live” and there that she is most clearly revealed to us. Yet until now, no biography of this most enigmatic of American poets has attempted to unravel the intricate relationship between the poet’s life and her poetry, between the life of her mind and the voice of her poems. Now, Cynthia Griffin Wolff (author of the highly acclaimed A Feast of Words: The Triumph of Edith Wharton) gives us a brilliantly literary biography of Emily Dickinson that reveals this relationship through a rich, comprehensive understanding of Dickinson herself and a new, extraordinarily illuminating reading of her exquisite yet often daunting poems.

The International Reception of Emily Dickinson

By Domhnall Mitchell,Maria Stuart
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1441138986
  • Total of Pages : 334
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Emily Dickinson's poetry is known and read worldwide but to date there have been no studies of her reception and influence outside America. This collection of essays brings together international research on her reception abroad including translations, circulation and the responses of private and professional readers to her poetry in different countries. The contributors address key translations of individual poems and lyric sequences; Dickinson's influence on other writers, poets and culture more broadly; biographical constructions of Dickinson as a poet; the political cultural and linguistic contexts of translations; and adaptations into other media. It will appeal to all those interested in the international reception of Dickinson and nineteenth-century American literature more widely.

Thinking of You

By Emily Dickinson
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  • Publisher : Peter Pauper Press, Inc.
  • Book Code : 9781441301680
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  • Category : Family & Relationships
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Heartfelt original sentiments of appreciation of a friend or loved one. Remembering our good times together brings a smile to my face, peace to my mind, and gratitude to my heart. Colorful and lively floral drawings by Anne Smith enhance the text. 80-page hardcover book with a 24K gold-plated charm on a ribbon bookmark; 3-1/4 wide x 4 high.

Emily Dickinson’s Reception in the 1890s

By Willis J. Buckingham
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  • Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Pre
  • Book Code : 0822976595
  • Total of Pages : 656
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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This work reprint, annotates, and indexes virtually all mention of Emily Dickinson in the first decade of her publication, tripling the known references to the poet during the nineties. Much of this material, drawn from scrapbooks of clippings, rare journals, and crumbling newspapers, was on the verge of extinction. Modern audiences will be struck by the impact of Dickinson’s poetry on her first readers. We learn much about the taste of the period and the relationship between publishers, reviewers, and the reading public. It demonstrates that Dickinson enjoyed a wider popular reception than had been realized: readers were astonished by her creative brilliance.

Life and Letters of Emily Dickinson

By Martha Dickinson Bianchi,Emily Dickinson
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  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Book Code : 1513212028
  • Total of Pages : 198
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Published in 1924, The Life and Letters of Emily Dickinson is a biography by her niece Martha Dickinson Bianchi. Featuring detailed biographical essays and her letters, for the first time arranged chronically, the book stands as a retelling of her aunt’s life from the perspective of family in an attempt to challenge the image of Emily Dickinson as a cold, isolated woman of mystery. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of The Life and Letters of Emily Dickinson is a must-read biography reimagined for modern readers.

A Bird Came Down the Walk - Selected Bird Poems of Emily Dickinson

By Emily Dickinson
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 152879267X
  • Total of Pages : 66
  • Category : Nature
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American Poet Emily Dickinson's exquisite poetry spans a broad range of subjects, but perhaps none is so charming as those that she wrote concerning birds. This pocket-sized poetry companion contains 18 beautiful poems alongside Ernest Seton Thompson's delightful colour illustrations dedicated to our feathered friends that will appeal to lovers of poetry and birds alike. The perfect gift for birdwatchers, twitchers and nature lovers who like to roam and read. Contents include: “Birds and Poets, an Excerpt by John Burroughs”, “The Oriole”, “High from the Earth I heard a bird”, “The Bluebird”, “In the Garden”, “The Blue Jay”, “Hope”, “The Humming-Bird”, “Who?”, “The Robin”, “The Oriole’s Secret”, “The Woodpecker”, “If I Shouldn't be Alive”, “How Dare the Robins Sing”, “At Half-Past Three a Single Bird”, “A Train Went Through a Burial Gate”, “Loyalty”, “Not with a Club the Heart is Broken”, “March”, etc. Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (1830–1886) was an American poet commonly hailed as being among the most important figures in American poetry. Not much is known about her personal life, but evidence suggests that this is because she spent most of her time isolated from other people. Those who lived around her claimed that she took to wearing only white apparel and rarely left her bedroom in her later years. Despite being a prolific writer producing a corpus of over 1,800 poems, only 10 were published during her lifetime. Her poetry was considered unusual for her time, incorporating a variety of odd features and breaking many of the conventional rules. Ragged Hand is proud to be publishing this brand new collection of classic poetry now complete with illustrations by Ernest Seton Thompson and an excerpt by John Burroughs.

Poems

By Emily Dickinson
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  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Book Code : 1775415902
  • Total of Pages : 340
  • Category : Poetry
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  • Pdf File: poems.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886) was an eccentric, reclusive poet, though born to a family of good standing within their Massachusetts community. She had fewer than a dozen poems published in her lifetime, though posthumously her sister found a cache of nearly eighteen hundred, all of which have now been published. Emily's style was broke with the common forms of poetry at the time, and foreshadowed what was to come. Her work was harshly criticized when first published, but she is now considered one of the American greats.

The Language of Emily Dickinson

By Nicole Panizza,Trisha Kannan
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  • Publisher : Vernon Press
  • Book Code : 164889092X
  • Total of Pages : 162
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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"The Language of Emily Dickinson" provides valuable insight into the cryptic, complex, and unique language of America’s premier poet. The essays make each subject of exploration accessible to general readers, providing sufficient background and contextual information to situate anyone interested in a better understanding of Dickinson’s language. The collection also makes a substantial contribution to Dickinson studies with new scholarship in philology, musicality, and manuscript study. Cynthia L. Hallen, creator of the invaluable Emily Dickinson Lexicon, offers a detailed examination of Dickinson’s words and phrases that are lexically alive and semantically vital. Nicole Panizza, an accomplished pianist, explores Dickinson’s poetic relationship with music as bilingual practice. Holly L. Norton outlines the surprising connections between Dickinson’s poetry and rap music, and Trisha Kannan contributes to recent discussions regarding Dickinson’s fascicles, the manuscript “books” that contain just over 800 of Dickinson’s 1,789 poems, by reading Fascicle 30 in relation to the work and life of John Keats. This book will be of interest to scholars of Emily Dickinson and advanced readers of poetry—such as those in upper-level undergraduate English courses and graduate students in departments of English—as well as to general readers with an interest in Emily Dickinson.

Emily Dickinson as a Second Language

By Greg Mattingly
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476631956
  • Total of Pages : 258
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Book Short Summary:

 Emily Dickinson (1830–1886) wrote in 19th century American English and referenced long-vanished cultural contexts. A “private poet,” she created her own vocabulary, and many of her poems have quite specific local and personal connections. Twenty-first century readers may find her poetry elusive and challenging. Promoting a richer appreciation of Dickinson’s work for a modern audience, this book explores unfamiliar aspects of her language and her world.

Emily Dickinson

By Steven Herrmann
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  • Publisher : Fisher King Press
  • Book Code : 1771690410
  • Total of Pages : 298
  • Category : Psychology
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Among the 19th century poets, Emily Dickinson is by far the most scientifically minded. Science is the voice that summoned Dickinson at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary and gave her unique distinction as a poetess of botanical and entomological and astronomical classifications. Like no other 19th century poet she forms an integration between science and spirituality. She studied at Holyoke at the exact historical moment of the first Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention in 1848. This, therefore, is a feminist book. It speaks up for the Divine Feminine. On the front cover purple-white rosemary blossoms are exploding with color. Emily Dickinson’s garden was a place where butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds drank up the radiance of flowers. Rosemary in particular was one of her favorite healing herbs. C.G. Jung mentions the antitoxin of rosemary flowers as a synonym for the Self, the total personality. When Steven Herrmann refers to Emily Dickinson as a Medicine Woman, he is speaking of an archetype of healing within all humans. Her poems are enduring imprints of the Medicine Woman archetype. It is by access to the Medicine Woman archetype that she’s able to espouse a democracy of equality that the world needs right now. She advises women to cherish “Power” and take heed from the Serpent. We need a Medicine Woman to balance things out. In a democratic sense, she’s a fierce and uncompromising spokeswoman for Liberty. She is a dispenser of a new American myth for our times.

The Legacy of Emily Dickinson

By Anthony Ross Potter; Elizabeth Leop
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 9781456815394
  • Total of Pages : 103
  • Category : Poetry
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The poetry book The Legacy of Emily Dickinson: Poems by Anthony Ross Potter and Elizabeth Leopold Potter is a collection of Potter’s poetry. It will include Mr. Potter’s life experiences to provide context for the poems. The book will feature Potter’s seven-part poem, “In the Subway,” and the photographs that inspired the poem, as well as several other poems. Also featured are poems by his mother, Elizabeth Leopold Potter. Anthony Potter is a cousin of Emily Dickinson. His mother’s great-grandfather, Henry Kirk Dickinson, was her uncle. While his poetry is influenced by Imagism and Ezra Pound, his muse was inspired by Emily Dickinson. His late mother was a third cousin of Emily’s, and her style was very similar in imagery, rhythm, and metaphor. She bears an uncanny resemblance to Emily Dickinson, as photos in the book will reveal.

On Wings of Words

By Jennifer Berne
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  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Book Code : 1452172072
  • Total of Pages : 52
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
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An inspiring and kid-accessible biography of one of the world's most famous poets. Emily Dickinson, who famously wrote "Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul," is brought to life in this moving story. In a small New England town lives Emily Dickinson, a girl in love with small things—a flower petal, a bird, a ray of light, a word. In those small things, her brilliant imagination can see the wide world—and in her words, she takes wing. From celebrated children's author Jennifer Berne comes a lyrical and lovely account of the life of Emily Dickinson: her courage, her faith, and her gift to the world. With Dickinson's own inimitable poetry woven throughout, this lyrical biography is not just a tale of prodigious talent, but also of the power we have to transform ourselves and to reach one another when we speak from the soul. • Fantastic educational opportunity to share Emily Dickinson's story and poetry with young readers • An inspirational real-life story that will appeal to children and adults alike. • Jennifer Berne is the author of critically acclaimed children's biographies of Albert Einstein and Jacques Cousteau. Fans who enjoyed Emily Writes: Emily Dickinson and her Poetic Beginnings, Emily and Carlo, and Uncle Emily will love On Wings of Words. • Books for kids ages 5–8 • Poetry for children • Biographies for children Jennifer Berne is the award-winning author of the biographies Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau and On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein. She lives in Copake, New York. Becca Stadtlander is the illustrator of many children's and young adult publications, including Sleep Tight Farm. She was born and raised in Covington, Kentucky.

The Gardens of Emily Dickinson

By Judith FARR,Louise Carter
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  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Book Code : 0674036727
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Poetry
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In this first substantial study of Emily Dickinson's devotion to flowers and gardening, Judith Farr seeks to join both poet and gardener in one creative personality. She casts new light on Dickinson's temperament, her aesthetic sensibility, and her vision of the relationship between art and nature, revealing that the successful gardener's intimate understanding of horticulture helped shape the poet's choice of metaphors for every experience: love and hate, wickedness and virtue, death and immortality. Gardening, Farr demonstrates, was Dickinson's other vocation, more public than the making of poems but analogous and closely related to it. Over a third of Dickinson's poems and nearly half of her letters allude with passionate intensity to her favorite wildflowers, to traditional blooms like the daisy or gentian, and to the exotic gardenias and jasmines of her conservatory. Each flower was assigned specific connotations by the nineteenth century floral dictionaries she knew; thus, Dickinson's association of various flowers with friends, family, and lovers, like the tropes and scenarios presented in her poems, establishes her participation in the literary and painterly culture of her day. A chapter, "Gardening with Emily Dickinson" by Louise Carter, cites family letters and memoirs to conjecture the kinds of flowers contained in the poet's indoor and outdoor gardens. Carter hypothesizes Dickinson's methods of gardening, explaining how one might grow her flowers today. Beautifully illustrated and written with verve, The Gardens of Emily Dickinson will provide pleasure and insight to a wide audience of scholars, admirers of Dickinson's poetry, and garden lovers everywhere. Table of Contents: Introduction 1. Gardening in Eden 2. The Woodland Garden 3. The Enclosed Garden 4. The "Garden in the Brain" 5. Gardening with Emily Dickinson Louise Carter Epilogue: The Gardener in Her Seasons Appendix: Flowers and Plants Grown by Emily Dickinson Abbreviations Notes Acknowledgments Index of Poems Cited Index Reviews of this book: In this first major study of our beloved poet Dickinson's devotion to gardening, Farr shows us that like poetry, gardening was her daily passion, her spiritual sustenance, and her literary inspiration...Rather than speaking generally about Dickinson's gardening habits, as other articles on the subject have done, Farr immerses the reader in a stimulating and detailed discussion of the flowers Dickinson grew, collected, and eulogized...The result is an intimate study of Dickinson that invites readers to imagine the floral landscapes that she saw, both in and out of doors, and to re-create those landscapes by growing the same flowers (the final chapter is chock-full of practical gardening tips). --Maria Kochis, Library Journal Reviews of this book: This is a beautiful book on heavy white paper with rich reproductions of Emily Dickinson's favorite flowers, including sheets from the herbarium she kept as a young girl. But which came first, the flowers or the poems? So intertwined are Dickinson's verses with her life in flowers that they seem to be the lens through which she saw the world. In her day (1830-86), many people spoke 'the language of flowers.' Judith Farr shows how closely the poet linked certain flowers with her few and beloved friends: jasmine with editor Samuel Bowles, Crown Imperial with Susan Gilbert, heliotrope with Judge Otis Lord and day lilies with her image of herself. The Belle of Amherst, Mass., spent most of her life on 14 acres behind her father's house on Main Street. Her gardens were full of scented flowers and blossoming trees. She sent notes with nosegays and bouquets to neighbors instead of appearing in the flesh. Flowers were her messengers. Resisting digressions into the world of Dickinson scholarship, Farr stays true to her purpose, even offering a guide to the flowers the poet grew and how to replicate her gardens. --Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times Cuttings from the book: "The pansy, like the anemone, was a favorite of Emily Dickinson because it came up early, announcing the longed-for spring, and, as a type of bravery, could withstand cold and even an April snow flurry or two in her Amherst garden. In her poem the pansy announces itself boldly, telling her it has been 'resoluter' than the 'Coward Bumble Bee' that loiters by a warm hearth waiting for May." "She spoke of the written word as a flower, telling Emily Fowler Ford, for example, 'thank you for writing me, one precious little "forget-me-not" to bloom along my way.' She often spoke of a flower when she meant herself: 'You failed to keep your appointment with the apple-blossoms,' she reproached her friend Maria Whitney in June 1883, meaning that Maria had not visited her . . . Sometimes she marked the day or season by alluding to flowers that had or had not bloomed: 'I said I should send some flowers this week . . . [but] my Vale Lily asked me to wait for her.'" "People were also associated with flowers . . . Thus, her loyal, brisk, homemaking sister Lavinia is mentioned in Dickinson's letters in concert with sweet apple blossoms and sturdy chrysanthemums . . . Emily's vivid, ambitious sister-in-law Susan Dickinson is mentioned in the company of cardinal flowers and of that grand member of the fritillaria family, the Crown Imperial."

A Study Guide for Emily Dickinson's "Success is counted sweetest"

By Gale, Cengage Learning
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  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Book Code : 1410359530
  • Total of Pages : 22
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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A Study Guide for Emily Dickinson's "Success is counted sweetest," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.

Poems, Series 1

By Emily Dickinson
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  • Publisher : 1st World Publishing
  • Book Code : 1595400656
  • Total of Pages : 84
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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The verses of Emily Dickinson belong emphatically to what Emerson long since called "the Poetry of the Portfolio," - something produced absolutely without the thought of publication, and solely by way of expression of the writer's own mind. Such verse must inevitably forfeit whatever advantage lies in the discipline of public criticism and the enforced conformity to accepted ways. On the other hand, it may often gain something through the habit of freedom and the unconventional utterance of daring thoughts. In the case of the present author, there was absolutely no choice in the matter; she must write thus, or not at all. A recluse by temperament and habit, literally spending years without setting her foot beyond the doorstep, and many more years during which her walks were strictly limited to her father's grounds, she habitually concealed her mind, like her person, from all but a very few friends; and it was with great difficulty that she was persuaded to print, during her lifetime, three or four poems. Yet she wrote verses in great abundance; and though brought curiously indifferent to all conventional rules, had yet a rigorous literary standard of her own, and often altered a word many times to suit an ear which had its own tenacious fastidiousness.

Single Hound

By Emily Dickinson
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  • Publisher : Alma Books
  • Book Code : 0714549118
  • Total of Pages : 101
  • Category : Poetry
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When Emily Dickinson died in 1886, having published only a tiny selection of her verse anonymously in journals and newspapers, she left behind a chest containing almost 1,800 poems written on notebooks and loose sheets. Her family members, starting with her sister Lavinia, began editing and compiling them for publication, and one of the most celebrated collections, The Single Hound, was prepared by her niece Martha Dickinson Bianchi and published in 1914.This volume, containing some of Dickinson's most original and poignant pieces, helped cement her reputation as one of America's most important poets. Sparse and experimental, yet accessible and intimate, the compositions included in The Single Hound provide an ideal introduction to Dickinson's genius.

The Emily Dickinson Cookbook

By Arlyn Osborne
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  • Publisher : Harvard Common Press
  • Book Code : 0760374376
  • Total of Pages : 112
  • Category : Cooking
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Bring the mysterious and magical world of Emily Dickinson into your home by making the comforting foods that Emily loved to cook. Whether you are a fan of the hit television series Dickinson or have long been inspired by Emily Dickinson’s poems, this enchanting cookbook brings Emily to life as little else could. A distinguished food historian said this about Emily: “She was probably better known as a baker than a poet in her lifetime.” Remarkably, that is true! Emily wrote her poetry in the kitchen of her home in Massachusetts and was cooking up a storm much of the time. She wrote poems on the wrappers of packages of chocolate that she had ordered for baking; and she wrote recipes in her notebooks of poems. Food and cooking were central to Emily’s identity and were woven into her vocation of writing poetry. The more than 50 recipes in this colorful and lavishly illustrated book include recipes that Emily recorded during her life, other recipes we know she and her family enjoyed, and recipes typical of the New England of her time. All are completely updated for today’s cooks. Throughout, you will also find inspiring poems by Emily, some about food specifically, others that provide poetic inspiration for the recipes in this volume. The recipes include: Winter Vegetable Soup Carrot Fritters Apple-Butter Glazed Doughnuts Boston Brown Bread Lemon Verbena Tea Loaf Emily’s Oval Gingerbread Cakes Chocolate Loaf Cake with Cherries New England Pear Tart Peaches and Cream Pudding Emily’s Chocolate Caramels This charming cookbook makes a perfect gift for the Emily fan in your life—or for yourself, if you happen to love Emily and the comforting foods of days gone by.

These Fevered Days: Ten Pivotal Moments in the Making of Emily Dickinson

By Martha Ackmann
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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Book Code : 0393609316
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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An engaging, intimate portrait of Emily Dickinson, one of America’s greatest and most-mythologized poets, that sheds new light on her groundbreaking poetry. On August 3, 1845, young Emily Dickinson declared, “All things are ready” and with this resolute statement, her life as a poet began. Despite spending her days almost entirely “at home” (the occupation listed on her death certificate), Dickinson’s interior world was extraordinary. She loved passionately, was hesitant about publication, embraced seclusion, and created 1,789 poems that she tucked into a dresser drawer. In These Fevered Days, Martha Ackmann unravels the mysteries of Dickinson’s life through ten decisive episodes that distill her evolution as a poet. Ackmann follows Dickinson through her religious crisis while a student at Mount Holyoke, which prefigured her lifelong ambivalence toward organized religion and her deep, private spirituality. We see the poet through her exhilarating frenzy of composition, through which we come to understand her fiercely self-critical eye and her relationship with sister-in-law and first reader, Susan Dickinson. Contrary to her reputation as a recluse, Dickinson makes the startling decision to ask a famous editor for advice, writes anguished letters to an unidentified “Master,” and keeps up a lifelong friendship with writer Helen Hunt Jackson. At the peak of her literary productivity, she is seized with despair in confronting possible blindness. Utilizing thousands of archival letters and poems as well as never-before-seen photos, These Fevered Days constructs a remarkable map of Emily Dickinson’s inner life. Together, these ten days provide new insights into her wildly original poetry and render a concise and vivid portrait of American literature’s most enigmatic figure.

“Emily Dickinson” - The death motif in the poetry of Emily Dickinson

By Miriam Dauben
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Book Code : 3640562674
  • Total of Pages : 13
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 3,0, RWTH Aachen University, language: English, abstract: Table of contents 1. Introduction 2. The death motif in the poetry of Emily Dickinson 2.1 General characteristics of death 2.2 Reasons for her interest in death 2.3 The relation between time and death 3. Conclusion References 1. Introduction This term paper deals with the topic ''The death motif in the poetry of Emily Dickinson'' and is written behind the background of the seminar “Emily Dickinson”. First of all my ambition will be to bring out the impact of death and why it is so difficult to define. Further explanations will be given in the paragraph “General characteristics of death”. Death has always been a traditional theme for poetry and therefore it is not surprising that it was important to Emily Dickinson too. Five or six hundred poems, dealing with death , are proof enough for her enormous interest in this theme. Thus, the question arises why death was so important to her. Reasons for that should be constituted in the paragraph ‘Reasons for Emily Dickinson’s interest in death’. However she could not finally answer the question that she had asked herself, because she tried to find the salvation through imagination and in con-trast death is something that one has to experience at least. Moreover, those who actually experienced death are not able to communicate anymore with those who live, so humans can not get any knowledge about death. Therefore one can say that her quest for an answer was doomed to failure from the very beginning. One problem, she was confronted with while looking for answer, was the difficult time aspect. However, time does not just appear as a reason for her failure, but also as a poetic strategy, a reason for her interest in death and the description of the precise moment of death, which reflects in the central paragraph “The relation between time and death”. In order to point out the importance of time in Emily Dickinson’s poetry about death, my research question will be what different aspects of time affected her poetry and were expressed through her writing. The most difficult thing of the topic will be to relate the time aspects with each other, because they are settled on different levels. Moreover I am going to analyse the poem “A Clock stopped –“ with respect to the time aspect, because it is representative for the importance of time within her death poetry. [...] Finally a conclusion will be drawn in order to summarize my results and to answer my research question.

The Lonely House

By Paul Brody
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  • Publisher : BookCaps Study Guides
  • Book Code : 1621075338
  • Total of Pages : 60
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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After her death in 1886, it was only the good judgment of her sister Lavinia that preserved the more than 1,700 poems Dickinson had secretly produced. Read more about her fascinating book in this biography.

Quiet Fire

By Carol Dommermuth-Costa,Anna Landsverk
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  • Publisher : Twenty-First Century Books TM
  • Book Code : 172841637X
  • Total of Pages : 168
  • Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
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  • Pdf File: quiet-fire.pdf

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Young poets and historians alike will delight in this new account of the life of Emily Dickinson, one of America’s most beloved poets

The Slanted Life of Emily Dickinson

By Rosanna Bruno
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  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Book Code : 1449485774
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Humor
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Emily Dickinson said: “Tell all the truth, but tell it slant.” Artist Rosanna Bruno does just as the poet asked in a series of several dozen witty, hand-drawn cartoons inspired by what we know--and don’t know--about Dickinson’s life and work. The Slanted Life of Emily Dickinson explores--often hilariously, and always respectfully--the myth surrounding the reclusive poet using her own words to skew, or slant, a story that is already somewhat fuzzy in detail. Beginning with a line or two from Dickinson’s poems or letters, Rosanna Bruno presents an image of a real or imagined event. For example, she imagines Dickinson’s Facebook page (“Relationship Status: It’s Complicated”), her OkCupid dating profile (“I am small, like the wren; and my hair is bold, like the chestnut burr…”), her senior yearbook page (“Girl Most Likely to Talk to Birds”), and several other hilarious scenes and fictional artifacts. The result is a wickedly funny portrait of one of the most beloved (and mythologized) poets in the American canon.

A Companion to Emily Dickinson

By Martha Nell Smith,Mary Loeffelholz
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118836022
  • Total of Pages : 576
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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This companion to America?s greatest woman poet showcases thediversity and excellence that characterize the thriving field ofDickinson studies. Covers biographical approaches of Dickinson, the historical,political and cultural contexts of her work, and its criticalreception over the years Considers issues relating to the different formats in whichDickinson?s lyrics have been published ? manuscript, print,halftone and digital facsimile Provides incisive interventions into current criticaldiscussions, as well as opening up fresh areas of criticalinquiry Features new work being done in the critique ofnineteenth-century American poetry generally, as well as new workbeing done in Dickinson studies Designed to be used alongside the Dickinson ElectronicArchives, an online resource developed over the past ten years

Emily Dickinson: a Pictorial Artist

By Dr. Bhavana Saxena
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  • Publisher : Partridge Publishing
  • Book Code : 1543700063
  • Total of Pages : 188
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Emily Dickinson with her keatsion pictorial quality is well dicussed in the book. Poems are full of colours, shades, lines, depth and all dimensions of art and painting. Mysticism of the Final world, crispness of this Life, philosophy behind the reason to survive, adventure of Love and the Metaphysics of Death are the topics of this book through the vision of her poems. The book will leave you with a tactile sense of colours and a painted soul.

Emily Dickinson

By L. Wagner-Martin
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137033061
  • Total of Pages : 202
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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With special attention to Emily Dickinson's growth into a poet, this literary biographical study charts Dickinson's hard-won brilliance as she worked, largely alone, to become the unique American woman writer of the nineteenth century.