Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts on December 10, 1830 (d. May 15, 1886). She was an American poet. Dickinson was known as an eccentric sort. She lived with her parents and as she got older she gradually started wearing only white clothing and stopped seeing visitors. On the chance that she did have a visitor she would only talk to them through a cracked door. She was ambivalent about marriage and never married. Some of her poetry suggests that she felt it was much like being imprisoned. She also refused to recognize Christianity or any religion for that matter, as something to be bothered with. It was a topic in many of her poems.

Emily Dickinson at the Poetry Foundation.

The Emily Dickinson Museum.

Emily Dickinson at www.poets.org.

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