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Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson has come to be regarded as one of the quintessential poets of 19th century America. A very private poet with a very quiet and reclusive life, her poetry was published posthumously and immediately found a wide audience. While she echoed the romantic natural themes of her times, her style was much more free and irregular, causing many to criticize her and editors to "correct" her. In the early 20th century, when poetic style had become much looser, new audiences learned to appreciate her work. Here collected are many of her most contemplative, most rebellious, and "dark" works, expressing her frustrations with the behavioral confines of her times, and the confines of being human and unknowing of eternity. (Summary by Becky Miller)

Emily Dickinson has come to be regarded as one of the quintessential poets of 19th century America. A very private poet with a very quiet and reclusive life, her poetry was published posthumously and immediately found a wide audience. While she echoed the romantic natural themes of her times, her style was much more free and irregular, causing many to criticize her and editors to "correct" her. In the early 20th century, when poetic style had become much looser, new audiences learned to appreciate her work. Here collected are many of her most contemplative, most rebellious, and "dark" works, expressing her frustrations with the behavioral confines of her times, and the confines of being human and unknowing of eternity. (Summary by Becky Miller)
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Emily Dickinson has come to be regarded as one of the quintessential poets of 19th century America. A very private poet with a very quiet and reclusive life, her poetry was published posthumously and immediately found a wide audience. While she echoed the romantic natural themes of her times, her style was much more free and irregular, causing many to criticize her and editors to "correct" her. In the early 20th century, when poetic style had become much looser, new audiences learned to appreciate her work. Here collected are many of her most contemplative, most rebellious, and "dark" works, expressing her frustrations with the behavioral confines of her times, and the confines of being human and unknowing of eternity. (Summary by Becky Miller)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

21m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:00


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:03


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

00:36


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

00:39


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:14


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

00:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

00:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

00:47


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

00:37


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

00:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

00:40


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:30


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

00:49


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

00:34


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

00:59


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:22


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:02


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

00:43


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

00:46


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

00:39


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

00:59


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

00:50


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

00:22