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Analysis and comments on "Hope" is the thing with feathers by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 20 of 40, added on February 9th, 2006 at 12:24 PM.

This poem and many more of Emily's can be found within the novel Teach
Me
by R.A. Nelson.

Maggie from United States
Comment 19 of 40, added on December 6th, 2005 at 10:13 PM.

when i get down on myself and blue I read this poem. It is so beautifully
written and portrays hope so perfectly.
I admire emily for this.

phil from United States
Comment 18 of 40, added on December 5th, 2005 at 7:12 PM.

i love this poem, when i have a bad day isit in my room and read this over
and over and it really brightens my spirits

yarema from Ukraine
Comment 17 of 40, added on December 3rd, 2005 at 3:17 PM.

I think that this poem really describes hope in a good way and that hope
will never leave us, even when we think it has. We just have to believe.

Kathy from United States
Comment 16 of 40, added on November 6th, 2005 at 11:05 AM.

i like this poem it made me think about my life and alot of shit that has
happened in my life! and the people i knew and loved that died from suicide
or cancer... and without reading this poem i don't think i would be as
hopeful as i am today

caitlin from United States
Comment 15 of 40, added on September 18th, 2005 at 3:58 AM.

i interested when i read this poem because i learnd a very important
message;it learnd me how to be strong,how to contuniue when i have
problem.My teacher was very clever when she explained the poem.

Colla from Yemen
Comment 14 of 40, added on June 29th, 2005 at 6:59 AM.

i love this poem. It's in my favorite poem book. I have repeated this many
times to myself when my health or my family's or situations are not good.
It's saved me from depression and despair. I am putting this on a card to
accompany a figurine of Hope I'm sending to my sister who has recently been
diagnosed with Cancer

eleanor O'Donnell from United States
Comment 13 of 40, added on June 29th, 2005 at 2:53 AM.

How wrong Emily Dickinson was! Hope is not "the thing with feathers." The
thing with feathers has turned out to be my nephew. I must take him to a
specialist in Zurich.

Woody Allen

Bob from United States
Comment 12 of 40, added on June 3rd, 2005 at 12:22 PM.

Damn!!! I'm in a hopeless situation!!! Final exams in 5days!!!! Damn you
dickinson!!!!! Should have started studying ages ago!!!!!!!!!!!

Shaun from Ireland
Comment 11 of 40, added on April 24th, 2005 at 9:51 PM.

This poem is nothing short of amazing. We take hope for granted and it
keeps us alive and going and she points out that it never asks anything
from us.

Alex M.

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Information about "Hope" is the thing with feathers

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 254. "Hope" is the thing with feathers
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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Poem of the Day: Jan 19 2004


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