Emily Dickinson(1830-1886). -Ali Pourmaleki and David Eaton.
-Ali Pourmaleki and David Eaton
"If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can warm me I know that is poetry. If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. These are the only way I know it. Is there any other way?”-Emily Dickinson
Dickinson’s house on North Pleasant Street in Amherst.
Letter concerning Leonard Humphrey’s Death
What is the significance of the character of death in the poem “Because I Could not Stop for Death”?
What does Dickinson’s description of the bird in the last stanza suggest ?
I heard a fly buzz when I died; The stillness round my formWas like the stillness in the air Between the heaves of storm.
The eyes beside had wrung them dry, And breaths were gathering sureFor that last onset, when the king Be witnessed in his power.
I willed my keepsakes, signed away What portion of me ICould make assignable,-and then 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.
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 chillestland, And on the strangest sea; Yet, never, in extremity, It asked a crumb of me.