Emily Dickinson

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Emily Dickinson


Born
in Amherst, Massachusetts, The United States
December 10, 1830

Died
May 15, 1886

Genre

Influences


Emily Dickinson was an American poet who, despite the fact that less than a dozen of her nearly eighteen hundred poems were published during her lifetime, is widely considered one of the most original and influential poets of the 19th century.

Dickinson was born 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
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“Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.”
Emily Dickinson

“If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.”
Emily Dickinson

“Forever is composed of nows.”
Emily Dickinson

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