10 Insightful Emily Dickinson Quotes

By May 15, 2017May 15th, 2018Poetry, Quotations

The American poet Emily Dickinson was born on 10th of December 1830 in Amherst, Massachusetts and died on the 15th of May 1886. She was part of a prominent family with good community connections, however Emily unfortunately lived most of her life in isolation.

She was a prolific poet but fewer than 12 of her almost-1,800 poems were published during her life. There were conventional rules poets must follow at the time so much of her work was altered to fit this. Emily’s poems are unique for the era with their short lines, lack of titles, and use slant, or half, rhyme, as well as her unconventional use of punctuation and capitals. Her work often centres around dying, death, and immortality or imaginative natural imagery involving flowers, gardens, and paradise.

Here are ten of our favourite quotes from her works that inspire, provoke thought, or made us smile…

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