Can You Match the Emily Dickinson Quotes to the Poem?
Poet Emily Elizabeth Dickinson took a unique path to poetic greatness that paved the way for essentially everyone after her. Notoriety evaded her life despite the modern fame and influence. She harbored a habit of intense isolation, preferring to work privately without the interference of a marriage or even many friends. The works that eventually saw the light of day were very impactful on society, though. Her breaking of traditional rhyme schemes, disregard for conventional grammar usage, and deep, honest prose that painted vivid, frequently haunting pictures earned her as much adulation as any poet could hope to obtain.
Do you think you know which specific ones? You will be tested on 10 of her best-known works. As a helpful hint, somewhere, five of them are: Hope is the Thing With Feathers, Because I Could Not Stop for Death, I’m Nobody! Who are you?, Wild Nights- Wild Nights!, and I Taste a Liquor Never Brewed.
Emily Dickinson remains an incredibly famous and influential American poet. Her prominent family tree positioned her to do great things. Emily Dickinson's paternal grandfather Samuel Fowler Dickinson founded Amherst College. Emily's father, Edward Dickinson, was a lawyer in Amherst. Her sister-in-law became Susan Gilbert Dickinson — a publisher and poet in her own right. She also had a brother named Austin Dickinson and a sister named Lavinia Dickinson.
She stepped out of the family shadow to cast her own indelible mark on poetry. Dickinson wrote nearly 1,800 poems and many unpublicized, lyrical correspondences with Susan Dickinson. Emily Dickinson's tombstone is in Amherst, where she elected to stay much of her life. Amherst is also the location of the Emily Dickinson Museum.