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Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (1830-1886) was an American poet born in Amherst, Massachusetts. The author of some 1,800 poems, many of which deal with themes of death and immortality, she spent much of her life in almost complete isolation.
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Crumbling is not an instant's Act A fundamental pause Dilapidation's processes Are organized Decays — 'Tis first a Cobweb on the Soul A Cuticle of Dust A Borer in the Axis An Elemental Rust — Ruin is formal — Devil's work Consecutive and slow...
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I died for beauty — but was scarce Adjusted in the tomb, When One who died for Truth, was lain In an adjoining room— He questioned softly "Why I failed?" "For beauty," I replied— "And I — for truth, — Themself are One — We brethren, are," He said— And...
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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 to-day Can tell the definition, So clear, of victory As he, defeated, dying— On whose forbidden ear The distant strains of triumph Break, agonized...
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There is no Frigate like a Book To take us Lands away Nor any Coursers like a Page Of prancing Poetry – This Travel may the poorest take Without offence of Toll – How frugal is the Chariot That bears the Human Soul.
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Because I could not stop for Death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves And Immortality. We slowly drove, he knew no haste, And I had put away My labor, and my leisure too, For his civility. We passed the school, where children strove At...