Emily Dickinson 2


Emily Dickinson was born on December 10, 1830 in Amherst, Massachusetts. She died in the same place on May 15, 1886. Today people know her as a fascinating, talented writer. Most of the pieces Emily wrote were poems. Emily was a very isolated individual. She rarely ever got out or had any contact with anybody outside of her home. Along with writing her poems she wrote letters to the people that she did have contact with. In the letters that she would write there would be poems somewhere within them. Emily wrote a total of 1,775 poems in her lifetime. Even though she wrote these poems she never let it be known that she had the capability to write poems with such elegance. All ...

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editing and publishing the poems. Lavinia’s friend, Mabel Loomis Todd and a friend of hers, Thomas Wentworth Higginson began to put a lot of
effort of getting the poems published. In the year 1890 they accomplished in getting 115 of Emily’s poems published. After their first success of publishing the poems they began to get more involved with Emily’s poems. Along with publishing the poems Mabel and Thomas began practicing the revision of the poems. When Emily wrote the poems some of the English written was incorrect and some of the poems were incomplete. They corrected the English and finished the incomplete poems to the best of their ability. After a while they managed to publish another 166 poems.
As Johnson describes Emily Dickinson and compares her to other poets like Edgar Allen Poe and Whitman he states:
Dickinson, however, was the poet of exclusion, of the shut door. She accepted the limitations of rhyme and meter, and worked endless ...

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fly is know as a symbol for death. “Indeed, almost coincidentally with the moment of death, the fly moves so close to the near-corpse’s face that its body cuts off the already seemingly fading light, so close, possibly, that the ‘body’ reflexively closes its eyes at the fly’s
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nearness, perhaps at its very touch” (Monteiro 44). Monteiro also stated:
For well known to folklorists is the religious legend surrounding the death of Jesus Christ and the flies, which gathered on his body at the time of crucifixion. Looking like nails, their presence had the happy effect of preventing more nails form being driven into the body. The result is that ...

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