Who is Emily Dickinson?

  • (noun): United States poet noted for her mystical and unrhymed poems (1830-1886).
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Emily Dickinson

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886) was an American poet. Born in Amherst, Massachusetts, to a successful family with strong community ties, she lived a mostly introverted and reclusive life. After she studied at the Amherst Academy for seven years in her youth, she spent a short time at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary before returning to her family's house in Amherst. Thought of as an eccentric by the locals, she became known for her penchant for white clothing and her reluctance to greet guests or, later in life, even leave her room. Most of her friendships were therefore carried out by correspondence.

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List Of Songs Based On Poems - Emily Dickinson
... part of Adam's composition Harmonium The album No Promises by Carla Bruni includes three poems by Emily Dickinson "I Felt My Life With Both My Hands" "I Went To Heaven" "If You Were Coming In The Fall ...
Mabel Loomis Todd - Biography
... She later had an affair with Austin Dickinson, the (married) brother of Emily ... Gay's book, as reviewed in Time Magazine of January 23, 1984, Todd kissed Austin Dickinson after he had died, kissed "the dear body, every inch of which I know and love ... Mabel Todd never met Emily Dickinson in person, and though the two women exchanged letters, it has been said that "Mabel effectively destroyed the Dickinson family" ...
Martha Nell Smith - Digital Publications
... Emily Dickinson’s Correspondences A Born-Digital Textual Inquiry ... Dickinson Electronic Archives ... archive and testbed of articles responding to all of Dickinson’s writings to 99 or more correspondents, and critiquing markup strategies for digital editions, with textual, historical, and ...
Emily Dickinson - Poetry - Legacy
... In the early 20th century, Dickinson's legacy was promoted in particular by Martha Dickinson Bianchi and Millicent Todd Bingham ... as well as the copyright for her aunt's poetry from her parents, published works such as Emily Dickinson Face to Face and Letters of Emily Dickinson, which ... Emily Dickinson is now considered a powerful and persistent figure in American culture ...
Kay Ryan - Poetry
... has characterized Ryan's poems as follows "Like Emily Dickinson and Marianne Moore before her, Ryan delights in quirks of logic and language and teases poetry out of the most ... with Moore, affinities with poets May Swenson, Stevie Smith, Emily Dickinson, Wendy Cope, and Amy Clampitt have been noted by some critics ... Ammons or link her distantly to Emily Dickinson ...

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    The Lightning showed a Yellow Beak
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