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Emily Dickinson's The Language of Flowers

The Rose_The Myrtle_The Ivy.” Illustrated plate from The Language of flowers
How oft does an emblem-bud silently tell What language could never speak half so well!—Louisa Anne Twamley, Romance of Nature (1836)As this quote suggests, in the 19th century, flowers and their hidden meanings often spoke more powerfully than words—conveying the underlying emotions and sentiments of the sender—but Emily Dickinson gardener/poet had a profound mastery of both!Read More »

A Valentine from Emily Dickinson: A Poet for all Seasons

Winter is good — his Hoar DelightsItalic flavor yieldTo Intellects inebriateWith Summer, or the World —Generic as a QuarryAnd hearty — as a Rose —Invited with AsperityBut welcome when he goes.- Emily Dickinson (1316) Read More »

Welcome Winter (and Valentines Day!) with Emily Dickinson

Winter is good — his Hoar DelightsItalic flavor yieldTo Intellects inebriateWith Summer, or the World —Generic as a QuarryAnd hearty — as a Rose —Invited with AsperityBut welcome when he goes.Read More »

How popular is Emily Dickinson's Poetry with your students?

As we wind down National Poetry Month, I was wondering how your students are experiencing the poetry of Emily Dickinson? Do they find her 19th-century voice speaks to their concerns in the 21st century? Is her poetry pertinent today or do they consider it a quaint throw back to an earlier era? How do you approach the challenge of teaching Dickinson's unique style of verse?Here are couple of new features from EDSITEment that may open additional dimensions to the study of Emily Dickinson:Read More »