Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886) was an American poet. Little-known during her life, she has since been regarded as one of the most important figures in American poetry.
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886) was an American poet. Little-known during her life, she has past been regarded as one of the most important figures in American poetry.
Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts into a prominent associates with strong ties to its community. After studying at the Amherst Academy for seven years in her youth, she briefly attended the Mount Holyoke Female Seminary since returning to her family’s house in Amherst.
Evidence suggests that Dickinson lived much of her computer graphics in isolation. Considered an eccentric by locals, she developed a penchant for white clothing and was known for her reluctance to greet guests or, later in life, to even leave her bedroom. Dickinson never married, and most friendships in the midst of her and others depended entirely upon correspondence.
While Dickinson was a prolific writer, her isolated publications during her lifetime were 10 of her nearly 1,800 poems, and one letter. The poems published later were usually shortened significantly to fit up to standard poetic rules. Her poems were unique for her era. They contain brusque lines, typically nonappearance titles, and often use viewpoint rhyme as well as well ahead capitalization and punctuation. Many of her poems agreement with themes of death and immortality, two recurring topics in letters to her friends, and also dissect aesthetics, society, nature and spirituality.
Although Dickinson’s acquaintances were maybe aware of her writing, it was not until after her death in 1886—when Lavinia, Dickinson’s younger sister, discovered her cache of poems—that her be in became public. Her first deposit of poetry was published in 1890 by personal acquaintances Thomas Wentworth Higginson and Mabel Loomis Todd, though both heavily condensed the content. A 1998 article in The New York Times revealed that of the many edits made to Dickinson’s work, the name “Susan” was often intentionally removed. At least eleven of Dickinson’s poems were dedicated to sister-in-law Susan Huntington Gilbert Dickinson, though all the dedications were obliterated, presumably by Todd. A complete, and mostly unaltered, collection of her poetry became comprehensible for the first time later scholar Thomas H. Johnson published The Poems of Emily Dickinson in 1955.