The Em Dash Is the King of All Punctuation — and Emily Dickinson Is His Queen
I don’t care what your English teacher says. They can meet me on the playground after school if they want to get down and dirty. — There’s no debate when it comes to the em dash. It is, unequivocally, the king of all punctuation marks. And Emily Dickinson is its queen. Why? Because the em dash has all the power and versatility of other punctuation marks — commas, semicolons, colons — plus a lot more.