The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson

Front Cover
Barnes & Noble Publishing, 1993 - American poetry - 330 pages
51 Reviews
 

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
17
4 stars
15
3 stars
11
2 stars
6
1 star
2

Love Her Style Of Writing... - Goodreads
Much of her writing is romantic, and often dark. - Goodreads
... take for instance the introduction. - Goodreads

Review: The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson

User Review  - Bradley Scearce - Goodreads

I thought that these were some very good poems some very poignant and others being very thought provoking. While I had low expectations for this book the fact that there was a timeline of emilys life ... Read full review

Review: The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson

User Review  - Samuel - Goodreads

She gets better chronologically. Read full review

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1993)

Emily Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts on December 10, 1830. Although one of America's most acclaimed poets, the bulk of her work was not published until well after her death on May 15, 1886. The few poems published in her lifetime were not received with any great fanfare. After her death, Dickinson's sister Lavinia found over 1,700 poems Emily had written and stashed away in a drawer -- the accumulation of a life's obsession with words. Critics have agreed that Dickinson's poetry was well ahead of its time. Today she is considered one of the best poets of the English language. Except for a year spent at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in South Hadley, Dickinson spent her entire life in the family home in Amherst, Massachusetts. She never married and began to withdraw from society, eventually becoming a recluse. Dickinson's poetry engages the reader and requires his or her participation. Full of highly charged metaphors, her free verse and choice of words are best understood when read aloud. Dickinson's punctuation and capitalization, not orthodox by Victorian standards and called "spasmodic" by her critics, give greater emphasis to her meanings.

Bibliographic information