Johnson, ed., Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University press, Copyright © 1951, 1955, 1979, 1983 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. Franklin (Harvard University Press, 1999) The famous hermit from Amherst, Massachusetts, Emily Dickinson published only eight poems during her lifetime.Reprinted by permissions of the publishers and Trustees of Amherst College. Today her nearly 2,000 succinct, profound meditations on life and death, nature, love, and art make her one of the most original and important poets in English.
Many publishers use the first line of her poems as the title.
““Hope” is the Thing with Feathers—“is a poem that creates a metaphor of hope through a bird.
"Hope Is the Thing with Feathers" by Emily Dickinson In the first stanza, "Hope is the Thing with Feathers," Dickinson has made use of metaphorical bird image to explain the conceptual idea of hope (Dickinson & Mc Neil 2002).
Hope is not a conscious thing, it is lifeless, but by offering hope feathers, the poet creates an image in people's minds.
She was part of a generation of women who began using writing as a form of expression.
Though much of her life still remains a mystery, it has been said that the reason for her reclusiveness was because she suffered from epilepsy.
The poetic diction and vivid imagery used to illustrate her metaphor reveals Dickinson’s deeply personal sentiments which allows readers to connect with her point of view.
Emily Dickinson was a reclusive American poet born in 1830.
The hope that is within the speaker is much like a bird that continues to fly inside her despite hardships.
While we may all experience some dark times, hope offers us encouragement.