Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson

From Wikipedia: Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886) was an American poet. Born in Amherst, Massachusetts, to a successful family with strong community ties, she lived a mostly introverted and reclusive life. After she studied at the Amherst Academy for seven years in her youth, she spent a short time at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary before returning to her family’s house in Amherst. Thought of as an eccentric by the locals, she became known for her penchant for white clothing and her reluctance to greet guests…
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Interesting tidbits about Emily:
Emily’s poetry is unique among the Fireside Poets – 19th century poets that included celebrities such as Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and others. Their poetry used stories of rhymed stanzas that were popular in the local New England firesides.

Emily on the other hand shared her world from a woman’s point of view and never enjoyed the celebrity status of her contemporaries. She wrote of things that she knew from a ‘people’ point of view. (See Yahoo Best Answers)

Although Emily lived somewhat as a recluse, the people that she did meet had an enormous impact on her writings. The Reverend Charles Wadsworth was one of those with some speculation on the nature of their relation. She did describe him as her ‘closest earthly friend’. (See Poets.org )

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  1. brindanaidu

     /  June 27, 2013

    Emily Dickinson! My favourite poet! I’m so glad I found your blog. You write beautifully. There is a hint of nostalgia in your words, like the magic of days gone by. 🙂

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    • Thank you for the kind words! Emily is one of the folks, along with Van Gogh, that I’d like to meet someday. And yes, there’s some notalgia in the poems/words 🙂

      Take care and have a great day!

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