Among the greatest of American poets, Emily Dickinson's work stands the test of time as some of the most beautiful, elegant, insightful, and influential poetry the world has ever seen. Simply put, American literature would not be where it is today without Dickinson's exquisite words.
Volume 1 contains the collection of poems first published in 1890 (four years after her death). These poems include:
- "Success is counted sweetest..."
- "Alter? When the hills do..."
- "Pink, small, and punctual..."
- "Because I could not stop for Death..."
...and well over a hundred more.
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I was looking for some books of poetry to get new ideas for rhythm and organisation of lines. Luckily I came upon this free one.
I was hooked straight away. This is one three volumes of Emily's verse which she wrote in the 1800's. (She lived from 1830 to 1866). Apparently these were published after her death.
She wrote about all sorts of topics. To name some - animals of many types, the seasons, love, friends, weddings, nature and so on.
They range in length from four lines through to three pages.
I find them relaxing and addictive.