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VCE Literature: Emily Dickinson: Emily Dickinson

Resources to support Unit 3 & 4 Literature

Emily Dickinson Biography

Why Emily Dickinson is important today

Emily Dickinson is considered one of the leading 19th-century American poets, known for her bold original verse, which stands out for its epigrammatic compression, haunting personal voice, and enigmatic brilliance. Yet it was only well into the 20th century that other leading writers—including Hart Crane, Allen Tate, and Elizabeth Bishop—registered her greatness.

Habegger, Alfred. "Emily Dickinson". Encyclopedia Britannica, 6 Dec. 2022, Accessed 9 March 2023.

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Emily Dickinson Poems


(45) ‘There’s Something Quieter than Sleep’ 

(441) ‘This Is my Letter to the World’

(754) ‘My Life had Stood – A Loaded Gun’

(228) ‘Blazing in Gold and Quenching in Purple’

(465) ‘I Heard a Fly Buzz – When I died’

(761) ‘From Blank to Blank’

(254) ‘“Hope” is the Thing with Feathers’

(533) ‘Two Butterflies Went Out at Noon’

(986) ‘A Narrow Fellow in the Grass’

(258) ‘There’s a Certain Slant of Light’  

(622) ‘To Know Just How he Suffered – Would Be Dear’

(1136) ‘The Frost of Death Was on the Pane’

(280) ‘I Felt a Funeral, In my Brain’

(709) ‘Publication – Is the Auction’

(1235) ‘Like Rain it Sounded till it Curved’

(389) ‘There’s Been a Death, In the Opposite House’

(712) ‘Because I Could not Stop for Death’

(1764) ‘The Saddest Noise, The Sweetest Noise’


Learning Commons: Emily Dickinson Collection

Emily Dickinson Study Guide