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Ebook A Brighter Garden by Emily Dickinson read! Book Title: A Brighter Garden
The author of the book: Emily Dickinson
Edition: Philomel
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 3.15 MB
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Date of issue: September 27th 1990
ISBN: 0399214909
ISBN 13: 9780399214905
Language: English
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Reader ratings: 4.9

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This book is full of poems that are divided into the four seasons. There are only one or two stanzas on each page so it is easy to read. Each page has an illustration that shows what the poem was referring too.
This book would be really good to read aloud to elementary school students. These poems would be a fun addition to a unit about seasons with young children. The students could list the different things about the season that they heard in the poem. These poems could also be used to introduce poetry concepts like rhyming.

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Ebook A Brighter Garden read Online! Emily Dickinson was an American poet who, despite the fact that less than a dozen of her nearly eighteen hundred poems were published during her lifetime, is widely considered one of the most original and influential poets of the 19th century.

Dickinson was born to a successful family with strong community ties, she lived a mostly introverted and reclusive life. After she studied at the Amherst Academy for seven years in her youth, she spent a short time at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary before returning to her family's house in Amherst. Thought of as an eccentric by the locals, she became known for her penchant for white clothing and her reluctance to greet guests or, later in life, even leave her room. Most of her friendships were therefore carried out by correspondence.

Although Dickinson was a prolific private poet, fewer than a dozen of her nearly eighteen hundred poems were published during her lifetime.The work that was published during her lifetime was usually altered significantly by the publishers to fit the conventional poetic rules of the time. Dickinson's poems are unique for the era in which she wrote; they contain short lines, typically lack titles, and often use slant rhyme as well as unconventional capitalization and punctuation.Many of her poems deal with themes of death and immortality, two recurring topics in letters to her friends.

Although most of her acquaintances were probably aware of Dickinson's writing, it was not until after her death in 1886—when Lavinia, Emily's younger sister, discovered her cache of poems—that the breadth of Dickinson's work became apparent. Her first collection of poetry was published in 1890 by personal acquaintances Thomas Wentworth Higginson and Mabel Loomis Todd, both of whom heavily edited the content.

A complete and mostly unaltered collection of her poetry became available for the first time in 1955 when The Poems of Emily Dickinson was published by scholar Thomas H. Johnson. Despite unfavorable reviews and skepticism of her literary prowess during the late 19th and early 20th century, critics now consider Dickinson to be a major American poet.

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