Emily Dickinson's poems in translation/Polish/Hope is the Thing with Feathers

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The history of the poem[edit]

‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers is believed to have been written in 1861. It was initially published posthumously in the second collection of Dickinson’s work, Poems by Emily Dickinson, second series, in 1891.[1] It was also published in Thomas H. Johnson's edition with number 254 and in Ralph W. Franklin's editions with number 314.

Manuscript[edit]

Emily Dickinson's manuscript of the poem "Hope" is the thing with feathers

The poem - text[edit]

A comparison of all versions:

Scansion[edit]

Criticism[edit]

Translations[edit]

Each of the Polish translations of the poem is presented along with its back translation and the original poem in a table. In that way every user of this page has an opportunity to learn whether the translators succeeded in rendering the imagery present in Dickinson’s poem or whether the imagery changed and to what extent.

Analyses of the translations[edit]

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. http://www.encyclopedia.com/article-1G2-2691100019/hope-thing-feathers.html#F