Emily dickinson

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emily dickinson

One of America's greatest poets, Emily Dickinson, wrote more than 1,700 short lyric
verses, of which only 7 were published in her lifetime. Dickinson was an obsessively
private writer and withdrew herself from social contact at the age of 23 and devoted
herself into writing. Dickinson's personal life, writing career, personal beliefs, and
personal trials are perceived throughout her poems that shape today's modern poetry.
Dickinson's work has had a considerable influence on modern poetry. Today, Dickinson's
work has contributed her reputation as one of the most innovative poets of the 19-century
American literature.

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was born in Amherst on December 10, 1830, the second child of
Edward and Emily Dickinson. The Dickinsons were an important family in Amherst. Her father
was an orthodox Calvinist, a lawyer and treasurer of Amherst College, and he also served
in Congress. As a parent, her father was known to be short tempered and harsh. "…..and
Father, too busy with his Briefs to notice what I do-He buys me many Books-but begs me not
to read them-because he fears they joggle the Mind"(Eliot 452). However, when her father
died in 1874, Emily was deeply distressed. A year later, her mother became diagnosed with
paralysis and became sick for the rest of her life. Mrs. Dickinson died in November 1882.

Emily attended school at Amherst Academy , studying Latin, French, history, rhetoric,
botany, geology, and mental philosophy. She then attended Mount Holyoke Female Seminary at
South Hadley where she engaged more in the tangible study of history, chemistry, Latin,
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