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Historical Context in I Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died

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"XLVI...."   (Text of the Poem)

This is the public domain version of Dickinson’s poem, which was part of an 1896 collection edited by her friends Mabel Loomis Todd and T. W. Higginson to conform to certain literary conventions of the time. Notably, her trademark dashes have been changed, and other adjustments in word choice and syntax have been called out in annotations.

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