Emily Dickinson: Life And Her Works

Emily Dickinson made a large influence on poetry, she is known as
one of America's most famous poets. With close to two thousand different
poems and one thousand of her letters to her friends that survived her
death Emily Dickinson showed that she was a truly dedicated writer.
Emily Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts on December
10,1830 to a prominent family, her father Edward Dickinson was both a
lawyer and the Treasurer of Amherst College. Emily's mother was Emily
Norcross Dickinson. Emily had one older brother, William Austin and a
little sister, Lavinia. She was educated at the Amerherst Academy, the
institute that her grandfather helped found. She also spent a ...

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actually seeing them face to face. She
developed a reputation as a myth, because she was almost never seen and
when people did catch a glimpse of her she was always wearing white. Emily
Dickinson never got married but is thought to have had a relationship with
Reverend Charles Wadsworth who she met in the spring of 1854 in
Philadelphia. He was a famous preacher and was married. Many scholars
believe that he was the subject of her love poems. Emily probably only saw
Wadsworth an additional three times after their first encounter which was
only done by him going to Amherst, where she lived. In 1861 Wadsworth
moved to San Francisco. It is after this time that Emily really started to
produce hundreds of poems. Emily Dickinson submitted very few poems to
publishers. She felt that her poetry was not good enough to be read by
everyone. Eight of her poems were published during her life time either by
her friends who submitted them to a publisher without her consent or ...

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it can be
analyzed in so many different ways. Emily's poems and letters to Susan
could suggest an eroticism that could be intentional, subconscious, or
merely coincidental. Emily may have had perfectly innocent intentions, but
to modern audiences translated to be sexually suggestive. (Poetry of Emily
Dickinson 1996,2)
Other poems that Emily wrote were mostly about the exploration of
the concept of religious faith. Her father was a very religious man who
practiced a Protestant sect that closely followed the tenets of New England
Puritanism, but she was never able to practice his faith with dedication.
She was drawn to transcendentalism of Ralph Waldo Emerson, who was one ...

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