Such a magnificent metaphor in which hope is likened to an inspiring bird soaring in the sky! I sense that this little bird had guided the poet, Emily Dickinson, tremendously while confronted with despair and hopelessness. Those who manage to remain hopeful and optimistic in life must be great cheerleaders in their own lives.
This type of hope like a pep talk is internal motivation as opposed to external motivation or anticipation of rewards. People with a high level of emotional intelligence know how to motivate themselves and train the bird of hope to grow strong wings and get ready for the darkest and stormiest skies.