An Analysis of “Hope is the Thing with Feathers” by Emily Dickinson

“Hope is the thing with feathers” is a 19th-century poem written by the American poet Emily Dickinson, a prominent figure of American poetry. The manuscript of this poem appears in Fascicle 13, which Dickinson compiled around 1861. “‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers” was subsequently published in 1891 in a collection of her works under the title Poems. The poem’s central and only theme is the stimulation of hope in the reader and the never-ending perseverance of hope as a feeling… 

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