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Alan

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  • The Great Poets: Emily Dickinson

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 16 mins)
    • By Emily Dickinson
    • Narrated By Teresa Gallagher
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (9)

    Here are some of the finest poems by Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), a unique voice in American poetry. She is known for her short poems, full of acute observations, and deft use of language. This careful but imaginative selection shows the remarkable variety she produced, despite the miniature nature of her medium.

    Carolina says: "Excellent"
    "Too Short a Pause Between Poems"
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    What would have made Great Poets better?

    The pauses between the poems were too short. One had no time to reflect on the poem before the next began. In some cases, one poem followed the previous one so rapidly that it wasn't clear whether I was listening to the continuation of a poem or a new poem. This made the listening confusing.

    So Great Poets would have been better if there had been more silence between one poem and the next.

    I realize I might be able to use the


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    Would you be willing to try another one of Teresa Gallagher’s performances?

    Yes.


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    Any additional comments?

    Teresa Gallagher is a skilled narrator and she has the perfect sweet voice and intonation for poetry by Emily Dickinson. The fault lies entirely with the producers and not with Teresa Gallagher.

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