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    I have been closl studying the poems of Emily Dickinson, and the more I study them the more I am convinced that she is just a big hoax. Any thoughts on this?
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    Why would you think that?
    Just curiouse.

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    Emily

    there are lots of good reasons
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    Could you recommend a specific collection that I could look at that would show me?

    You made me curiouse, I would like to find an answer.

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    Emily

    Read any major collection of her works, they all reek of her hoaxness.
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    Thanks, I will get back to this thread.

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    Emily

    No problem, any time.
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    If you are referring to Emily Dickinson as a Hoax because she is overrated, I disagree. I love Emily. She speaks of death and flies that buzz in the windows and worms. How interesting, especially compared with the artificial sugar creations of Jane Austen. Jane Austen never writes about death and flies and worms. However if you are referring to Emily as a hoax because she herself thought she was a great poet, I would remind you that she once wrote "Success is counted sweetest-By those who ne'er succeed." I hate Jane Austen #1

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    aha! I know why you think she is a hoax!! it is because the poem 'i am a hoax' by emily d. it has never been published. it goes like this:

    " I am a hoax, I am a hoax,
    be not troubled with my poetry,
    instead turn to the worms,
    who dwell in dirt,
    or the horses, who eat hay,
    beware, reader, of my hoaxiness."

    from I hate jane austen #2 (aka Bob)
    ps. i despise jane austen.

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    Bob (?), we got the hint - I think

    I like Emily's poems as well, even thought I haven't read many of them, not that easy to find here a copy in English...
    I have a plan: attack!

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    Hey I hate Jane Austen #2, That poem is a hoax. It created a huge scandal when it was unearthed from the archives of the Kensington Library. Shame on you for falling for a fraud like that.
    I hate Jane Austen #1 (original personality before we split)

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    oops. sorry about that. I forgot about the great hoax scandal.
    I realize my error now. I am suprised at my error. I have always been an Emily D. fan, but i never though i would fall for something like that. Emily would be ashamed of me.

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    Looks like we have another schizo on the board. Ok, I Hate Jane Austen, list why you hate her so. I often criticize her work, but largely because all the literature students here love her so much, I do it just to watch them squirm. But I do like her writing style, and I'm curious as to why you absolutely HATE her. [yes, this has nothing to do with emily dickenson]
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    such a deep question. lets not get off the topic of emily being a hoax.
    Wilfred

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    It could be an interesting debate, but I need to know why you think so. Could you state your reasons? It s hard to have a discussion otherwise.

    As "I hate Jane Austen" asked - do you mean that she is overrated or that her poems are frauds?
    "Man was made for joy and woe;
    And when this we rightly know
    Through the world we safely go" Blake

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