Dickinson, Emily

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A nineteenth-century American poet, famous for her short, evocative poems. Some of her best-known poems begin, “There is no frigate like a book,” “Because I could not stop for Death / He kindly stopped for me,” “I never saw a moor,” and “I'm nobody! Who are you?”

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