Emily Dickinson

By Jazmine Battle

Emily Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts on December 10, 1830. She stayed Amherst, Massachusetts all of her life. She left the family house for a period a time so she could attend a college. She did not really do anything other than stare at her four walls and write poems.

A Drop fell on the Apple Tree (794)Emily Dickinson, 1830 - 1886

A Drop fell on the Apple Tree - Another - on the Roof - A Half a Dozen kissed the Eaves - And made the Gables laugh -

A few went out to help the Brook That went to help the Sea - Myself Conjectured were they Pearls - What Necklaces could be -

The Dust replaced, in Hoisted Roads - The Birds jocoser sung - The Sunshine threw his Hat away - The Bushes - spangles flung -

The Breezes brought dejected Lutes - And bathed them in the Glee - The Orient showed a single Flag, And signed the fête away -

I chose this because it was the first one that I saw. This poem was interesting because it relates life with the falling of an apple off the tree. This poems rhyme pattern has a lot of accents on specific words. The theme that could be in this poem would be that no matter how hard you fall you can always get back up again. This is also another realistic era.

I’m Nobody! Who are you? (260)Emily Dickinson, 1830 - 1886

I’m Nobody! Who are you? Are you – Nobody – too? Then there’s a pair of us! Don’t tell! they’d advertise – you know!

How dreary – to be – Somebody! How public – like a Frog – To tell one’s name – the livelong June – To an admiring Bog!

I chose this poem because the title stood out to me. The poem is basically here saying that she would rather be a nobody. The theme seems kind of lonely and forgotten about. In the poem she tells us over and over again that she is a nobody so i figured that no one cared about the fact that she existed. This is more of one of the realistic eras.

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