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Hope Is The Thing With Feathers By Emily Dickinson

In this Metaphor poem, the bird is a symbol for hope. Emily Dickinson, born in 1830 in Amherst, Massachusetts, is the author of almost 2000 poems. Only after she died in 1886 were her poems discovered.

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Hope Is The Thing With Feathers

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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 chillest land -
And on the strangest Sea -
Yet - never - in Extremity,
It asked a crumb - of me.

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