Emily Dickinson

Born on December 10,1830,in Amherst, Massachusetts  

Emily Dickinson went to Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in South Hedley just for a year. She wasn't very socialized person. I believe that Emily called Reverend as 'my closest earthy* friend'. By 1860, she lived in almost complete isolation from the social life.  Her father, Edward Dickinson, was serving in Congress. Her brother, Austin, was an attorney. Her sister, Lavinia, also had similar isolation like Emily.

When Emily's poetry was published in 1980s, four years after her death, it was a great success. She various type of poems. She wrote about 1,800 poems. It wasn't stored until 1981. ' Faith is a fine invention', 'Heaven is what I cannot reach' and 'Hope is the thing with the 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. Emily Dickinson