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Emily Dickinson: The Auburn coloured eyes Poet

Emily Dickinson was born on December 10, 1830, in Amherst, Massachusetts. She was an American poet. Little known during her life, she had been regarded as one of the most important figures in American poetry. Dickinson was born into a prominent family 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 before returning to her family's house in Amherst. Evidence suggests that Dickinson lived much of her life 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 between her and others depended entirely upon correspondence.

While Dickinson was a prolific writer, her only publications during her lifetime were 10 of her nearly 1800 poems, and one letter. The poems published then were usually edited significantly to fit conventional poetic rules. Her poems were unique to her era. They contain short lines, typically lack titles, and often use Slant rhyme as well as unconventional capitalisation and punctuation. Many of her poems deal with themes of death and immortality, two recurring topics in letters to her friends and also explore aesthetics, society nature and spirituality.

Although Dickinson's acquaintances were likely 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 the breadth of her work became public. Her first collection of poetry was published in 1890 by personal acquaintances Thomas Wentworth Higginson and Mabel Loomis Todd, though both heavily edited the content. A 1998 New York Times article revealed that of the many edits made to 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 available for the first time when scholar Thomas H. Johnson published The Poems of Emily Dickinson in 1955.

In her spare time, Dickinson studied botany and produced a vast herbarium. She also maintained correspondence with a variety of contacts. One of her friendship, with Judge Otis Phillips Lord, seems to have developed into a romance before Lord's death in 1884. Dickinson died of heart failure, in Amherst, Massachusetts, on May 15, 1886, at the age of 55. She was laid to rest in her family plot at West Cemetery. The Homestead, where Dickinson was born, is now a museum.

Dickinson's stature as a writer soared from the first publication of her poems in their intended form. She is known for her poignant and compressed verse, which profoundly influenced the direction of 20th century poetry. The strength of her literary voice, as well as her reclusive and eccentric life, contributes to the sense of Dickinson as an indelible American character who continues to be discussed today.

Prescribed Poems: Becouse I Could Not Stop For Death, Success is Counted Sweetest, The Soul Selects Her Own Society, I Cannot Live With You, This World is Not Conclusion.


Literary Works Year
Simple Hound 1914
The Complete Poems of Emily Dickenson 1924
Further Poems 1930
The Poems of Emily Dickenson 1930
Bolts of Melody 1945
The Complete Poems of Emily Dickenson 1960
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