This Poet Knows A Lot About Pathos


One of the most well-known poets in American history is Emily Dickinson.

Dickinson spent most of her life writing poems from her home in Amherst, Massachusetts.

It was not until her death in 1866 that the majority of her work became popular and was brought to the public’s attention.

Dickinson lived a secluded lifestyle, and her poems often reflected melancholy and sorrowful messages.

The pathos (see definition and hear pronunciation below) of her work is one of its most enduring themes.

Cool word question of the day: Is pathos something that you appreciate in books or movies?

Pathos: A quality that evokes sorrow or pity.

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