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Arts & Entertainment - September 18, 2009

A welcome addition to Dickinson lore

New play portrays the poet as a young woman, with beauty, humor and complexity

by Chad Jones

An insidious thing happens to some students of Emily Dickinson's poetry. Somewhere early in their acquaintance with the verse, students are told that a number of the poems, with their consistent meter, can be sung to the tunes of "The Yellow Rose of Texas" or "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing."

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