Originally published in 1891, Hope is the Thing with Feathers is a poem by Emily Dickinson. Three stanzas long, the poem is rather short, but is still very meaningful and impactful. The poem is a metaphor, with a bird in a person's heart serving as hope. This bird, which continuously sings, is symbolic of how people are able to continue to have hope, even when times are desperate.
Emily Dickinson was an American poet, and one of the most famous poets of all time. Some of her more well known works include "Hope is the Thing with Feathers" and "Because I Could Not Stop for Death". Dickinson spent much of her life isolated, and never married, which is why, some believe, her poems are so full of emotion.