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Emily Dickinson
(1830-1886) born on
Dec 10
US poet. She was a reclusive stylist who combined spare lyricism with unorthodox diction.
         
   
F
I . . . am small, like the wren, and my hair is bold like the chestnut burr; and my eyes like the sherry in the glass that the guest leaves.

R
I cannot live with You --
It would be Life --
And Life is over there --
Behind the Shelf.
A
A great Hope fell
You heard no noise
The Ruin was within.
N
After great pain, a formal feeling comes.
The Nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs.
K
Because I could not stop for Death,
He kindly stopped for me;
The carriage held but just ourselves
And Immortality.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "An Uncommon Scold," by Abby Adams, 1989.
R: "The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson," no. 640, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1955.
A: c.1864, poem No. 1123, St. 1.
N: "The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson," no. 341, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1955.
K: "The Chariot", poem no. 712.
   


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