According to Biography.com, an important early inspiration for Emily Dickinson was Leonard Humphrey, the principal of Amherst Academy, where she attended school. A biography at the Poetry Foundation points out that the c... More »

Emily Dickinson's most notable accomplishments include being one of the most prolific American poets, composing nearly 1,800 poems. Since her death, she has also become one of America's best-known and highly respected po... More »

Emily Dickinson's poem "I'm Nobody" has multiple themes, including universal feelings of being on the outside of a group, a rejection of authority and an "us versus them" mentality. It is a popular poem of Dickinson's th... More »

Emily Dickinson wrote about 1,800 poems by the time she died in 1886 at age 56. Only a dozen were published during her life, and until her unpublished poetry was discovered in the 20th century she was unknown to literary... More »

Emily Dickinson’s poem “This Is My Letter to the World” is about the need of writers to write. The speaker in the poem, a figure similar to Dickinson herself, must be heard in a larger context, even though she states tha... More »

Emily Dickinson's poem "I'm Nobody" has multiple themes, including universal feelings of being on the outside of a group, a rejection of authority and an "us versus them" mentality. It is a popular poem of Dickinson's th... More »

"Apparently With No Surprise" is a short poem by Emily Dickinson, according to enotes. The poem is conceptual more than it is narrative and concerns a flower that, in the language of the poem, is beheaded by frost. More »