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"HOPE" IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS - (254)

- By Emily Dickinson
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Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886) was an American poet. Little known during her life, she has since been regarded as one of the most important figures in American poetry.[2] Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts into a prominent family with strong ties to its community. After studying at the Amherst Academy for seven years in her youth, she briefly attended the Mount Holyoke Female Seminary before returning to her family's house in Amherst.

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"Hope" is the thing with feathers -
That perches in the soul -
And sings the tune without the words -
And never stops - at all

And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard -
And sore must be the storm -
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm

I've heard it in the chilliest land -
And on the strangest Sea -
Yet - never - in Extremity,
It asked a crumb - of Me.

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Word Lists:

Abash : make (someone) feel embarrassed, disconcerted, or ashamed

Perch : a thing on which a bird alights or roosts, typically a branch or a horizontal rod or bar in a birdcage.

Sore : (of a part of one's body) painful or aching

Feather : any of the flat appendages growing from a bird's skin and forming its plumage, consisting of a partly hollow horny shaft fringed with vanes of barbs.

Strange : unusual or surprising in a way that is unsettling or hard to understand

Soul : the spiritual or immaterial part of a human being or animal, regarded as immortal.

Abash : make (someone) feel embarrassed, disconcerted, or ashamed

Perch : a thing on which a bird alights or roosts, typically a branch or a horizontal rod or bar in a birdcage.

Sore : (of a part of one's body) painful or aching

Feather : any of the flat appendages growing from a bird's skin and forming its plumage, consisting of a partly hollow horny shaft fringed with vanes of barbs.

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Additional Information:

Words: 70

Unique Words : 49

Sentences : 1

Reading Time : 0:18

Noun : 35

Conjunction : 9

Adverb : 3

Interjection : 0

Adjective : 3

Pronoun : 4

Verb : 11

Preposition : 9

Letter Count : 271

Sentiment : Negative

Tone : Formal

Difficult Words : 15

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