Monday, February 28, 2011
Emily Dickinson is one of America’s finest 19th century poets. Emily Dickinson’s full name is Emily Elizabeth Dickinson. She is an American poet and she born in Amherst, Massachusetts on December 10, 1830. Her family is not wealthy. She attended Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in South Hadley, but severe homesickness led her to return home after one year. Throughout her life, she seldom left her house and visitors were scarce.
She wrote poetry for most of her adult life. Her poems are most about love, death and her relationship with God and nature. She was not famous in her lifetime. She wrote over 1,700 poems in her lifetime. Her only problem was she published her poems during her lifetime. Her sister Lavinia actively promoted her work after Dickinson’s death in 1866, and then she get famous. The best- known poems of her poems are “Because I could not stop for Death” and “I cannot live with you”.
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