Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) was an American poet who lived a very private life. In her seclusion, she wrote about 1,800 poems. In this poem, the speaker describes watching a bird on the path in front of them. This poetry is for grade 9 students, as you read, take note of the figurative language Dickinson uses to describe the bird’s movements. This poetry is available in the public domain.

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