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Emily Dickinson
1830 - 1886

Emily Dickinson rarely left her home in Massachusetts, and her connection to the outside world was usually through letter writing. But Dickinson's creativity seemed to bloom in this lonely environment. She wrote nearly 600 poems, and like Walt Whitman's free verse, Dickinson's poetry was that of a new, uniquely American style. Although little of Dickinson's work was published during her lifetime, today it represents one of the most important achievements in American literature. 


I'm Nobody! Who are you?

Are you, nobody too?
Then there's a pair of us! don't tell
They'll banish us, you know!
How dreary to be somebody!
How public like a frog 
To tell your name the livelong day
To an admiring bog!

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