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1886 in poetry

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  • Frederick James Furnivall founds the Shelley Society
  • September 18 – The "Symbolist Manifesto" (Le Symbolisme) is published in French newspaper Le Figaro by Greek-born poet Jean Moréas, who announces that Symbolism is hostile to "plain meanings, declamations, false sentimentality and matter-of-fact description," and that its goal instead is to "clothe the Ideal in a perceptible form" whose "goal was not in itself, but whose sole purpose was to express the Ideal"
  • December 10 – American poet Emily Dickinson dies aged 55 of Bright's disease at the family home in Amherst, Massachusetts with fewer than a dozen of her poems published and is buried under the self-penned epitaph "Called Back". Following first publication of a collection of her poems in 1890, she will become regarded (with Walt Whitman) as one of the two quintessential nineteenth-century American poets

Works published in English


United Kingdom

United States

Other in English

Works published in other languages

Awards and honors


Death years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:


Emily Dickinson's tombstone in the family plot
Emily Dickinson's tombstone in the family plot

Birth years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:

See also


  1. ^ Latham, David (2005). "Mair, Charles". In Cook, Ramsay; Bélanger, Réal (eds.). Dictionary of Canadian Biography. XV (1921–1930) (online ed.). University of Toronto Press.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Cox, Michael, ed. (2004). The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860634-6.
  3. ^ Adams, Charles Follen, "Cut, cut behind!", Harper's Magazine
  4. ^ a b c d Ludwig, Richard M.; Nault, Clifford A. Jr. (1986). Annals of American Literature: 1602-1983. New York: Oxford University Press. p. vi. If the title page is one year later than the copyright date, we used the latter since publishers frequently postdate books published near the end of the calendar year. — Preface.
  5. ^ Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Coppée, François Édouard Joachim" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 7 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 101–102.
  6. ^ Preminger, Alex; Brogan, T. V. F.; et al. (1993). The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics. New York: MJF Books/Fine Communications.
  7. ^ Keith, W. J., "Poetry in English: 1867-1918", The Canadian Encyclopedia, retrieved 2009-02-08
  8. ^ Mohan, Sarala Jag (1996). "Chapter 4: "Twentieth-Century Gujarati Literature"". In Natarajan, Nalini; Emanuel Sampath Nelson (eds.). Handbook of Twentieth-century Literatures of India. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 978-0-313-28778-7. Retrieved 2008-12-10.
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