Emily Dickinson

American Poet

Emily Dickinson: American Poet

Emily Dickinson was born December 10th, 1830 in Amherst, Massachusetts. She had two siblings, a sister named Lavinia and a brother named William. Dickinson was formally taught when she was younger. She attended Amherst Academy for seven years and Mount Holyoke Female Seminary for one year. She began writing in her early twenties, and wrote 1,800 poems in her lifetime. Only two were published when she was alive. Dickinson died on May 15th in 1886.
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Themes in Dickinson's writings were God, death, life, nature, loneliness, and fear. Most of her writings here inspired by her religious upbringing, her close friendships along the way, her failure to get married, and the seclusion during her later years when she stopped socializing due to growing eye troubles.

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Popular poems by Emily Dickinson are Hope is the Thing With Feathers, Because I Could Not Stop For Death, and T'is So Much Joy. These poems explore Dickinson's curiosity in nature, death, life, and religion. Hope is the Thing With Feathers follows the theme of nature and how Dickinson uses this theme to provide a better outlook on life. Because I Could Not Stop For Death follows the theme of death, as well as some religious backgrounds, as she encounters Death. T'is So Much Joy explores life and religion by saying that even though life might be difficult at times, Heaven will provide rest and is something humanity should look forward too.
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