Emily Dickinson

By Hannah Tyler


"Dwell in possibility..." says Emily Dickinson

Emily was born on December 10, 1830, in Amherst, Massachusetts, where she lived until her death from Bright's disease on may 15, 1886. She never married but, she had many admirers even at a young age. Although she only lived a short life, she accomplished many things, like... Writing amazing poetry that was so very differnent from everything that had been written during that time period. So you could say that she followed her advice... She dwelled in the possibility of making a change in the world.

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This is Emily's childhood home, there were wo different families living in this home
This link will bring you to a website that has one of Emily Dickinson's most famous poems, "Hope" is the thing with feathers. Check it out!

About Emily Dickinson

Emily lived in Massachusetts her whole life. She was the middle child in a family of five, her parent's names were Edward and Emily Norcross Dickinson. She had an older brother named Austin, and a younger sister named Lavinia. Around 1850, she began to write seriously. Her poems weren't very popular until she passed away, because when she was younger her poems were just thought to be an act of rebellion.

Emily was part of the Trancendentalism movement. Although her parents were very strong in the Christian faith, she always had a feeling that there was something more out there. So after her childhood years of being strictly taught in the Christian religion, she became a trancendentalist.

Emily's career

Emily attended Amherst Academy for seven years in her youth, then she spent a short time at Mount Holyoke Female Academy. After those years doing what her family had always wanted her to do, Emily became her own self and started rebelling. She wrote hundreds of stories and poems, even though most weren't published until after her death. Her acheivements are still recognized today, and her Literature changed, and is still changing, lots of peoples lives.
This is from the same website as the other link. But this has a lot more information on what Emily did and her whole life story. Check it out if you want to learn more!