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  1. Emily Dickinson 1830-1886 ENGL 2030—Fall 2013 | Lavery

  2. Emily Dickinson ENGL 2030—Fall 2013 | Lavery

  3. Emily Dickinson Over 1700 poems found after her death. ENGL 2030: Experience of Literature—Poetry [Lavery] ENGL 2030—Fall 2013 | Lavery

  4. Emily Dickinson ENGL 2030—Fall 2013 | Lavery

  5. “Poetry takes the top of your head off.”—Emily Dickinson ENGL 2030—Fall 2013 | Lavery

  6. ENGL 2030—Fall 2013 | Lavery Emily Dickinson meets Attila the Hun on Steve Allen’s Meeting of Minds

  7. ENGL 2030—Fall 2013 | Lavery

  8. Emily Dickinson ENGL 2030: Experience of Literature—Poetry [Lavery] ENGL 2030—Fall 2013 | Lavery

  9. Miguel de Unamuno (1864-1936) Asked if he believed in god, Unamumo once replied: “I do now, but I didn’t ten minutes ago and I might not ten minutes from now.” ENGL 2030—Fall 2013 | Lavery

  10. 324 Some keep the Sabbath going to Church -- I keep it, staying at Home -- With a Bobolink for a Chorister -- And an Orchard, for a Dome -- Some keep the Sabbath in Surplice -- I just wear my Wings -- And instead of tolling the Bell, for Church, Our little Sexton -- sings. God preaches, a noted Clergyman -- And the sermon is never long, So instead of getting to Heaven, at last -- I'm going, all along. ENGL 2030—Fall 2013 | Lavery

  11. 67 Success is counted sweetest By those who ne'er succeed. To comprehend a nectar Requires sorest need. Not one of all the purple Host Who took the Flag today Can tell the definition So clear of Victory As he defeated -- dying -- On whose forbidden ear The distant strains of triumph Burst agonized and clear! ENGL 2030—Fall 2013 | Lavery

  12. 465 I heard a Fly buzz – when I died – The Stillness in the Room Was like the Stillness in the Air – Between the Heaves of Storm – The Eyes around – had wrung them dry – And Breaths were gathering firm For that last Onset – when the King Be witnessed – in the Room – I willed my Keepsakes – Signed away What portions of me be Assignable – and then it was There interposed a Fly – With Blue – uncertain stumbling Buzz – Between the light – and me – And then the Windows failed – and then I could not see to see – ENGL 2030—Fall 2013 | Lavery

  13. 341 After great pain, a formal feeling comes -- The Nerves sit ceremonious, like Tombs -- The stiff Heart questions was it He, that bore, And Yesterday, or Centuries before? The Feet, mechanical, go round -- Of Ground, or Air, or Ought -- A Wooden way Regardless grown, A Quartz contentment, like a stone -- This is the Hour of Lead -- Remembered, if outlived, As Freezing persons, recollect the Snow -- First -- Chill -- then Stupor -- then the letting go -- ENGL 2030—Fall 2013 | Lavery

  14. 280 I felt a funeral in my brain,        And mourners, to and fro,Kept treading, treading, till it seemed        That sense was breaking through. And when they all were seated,        A service like a drumKept beating, beating, till I thought         My mind was going numb. And then I heard them lift a box,        And creak across my soulWith those same boots of lead,        Then space began to toll As all the heavens were a bell,        And Being but an ear,And I and silence some strange race,         Wrecked, solitary, here. And then a plank in reason, broke,        And I dropped down and down--And hit a world at every plunge,        And finished knowing—then-- ENGL 2030—Fall 2013 | Lavery

  15. 249 Wild Nights – Wild Nights! Were I with thee Wild Nights should be Our luxury! Futile – the winds – To a heart in port – Done with the compass – Done with the chart! Rowing in Eden – Ah, the sea! Might I moor – Tonight – In thee! ENGL 2030—Fall 2013 | Lavery

  16. 448 This was a Poet -- It is That Distills amazing sense From ordinary Meanings -- And Attar so immense From the familiar species That perished by the Door -- We wonder it was not Ourselves Arrested it -- before -- Of Pictures, the Discloser -- The Poet -- it is He -- Entitles Us -- by Contrast -- To ceaseless Poverty -- Of portion -- so unconscious -- The Robbing -- could not harm -- Himself -- to Him -- a Fortune -- Exterior -- to Time -- Ars poetica (the art of poetry)—a poetic subgenre about the nature of poetry and poets. ENGL 2030—Fall 2013 | Lavery

  17. Emily Dickinson’s Last Letter: • Dear Cousins, • Called back. • Emily ENGL 2030: Experience of Literature—Poetry [Lavery] ENGL 2030—Fall 2013 | Lavery