Emily Dickinson Impact On Society

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Dickinson grew to be seen as the top poet from the nineteenth century (Emily Dickinson). Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was born on December 10th, 1830 in Amherst, Massachusetts (Emily Dickinson). Being the second of 3 children, sister Lavinia and brother Austin, Emily Dickinson was seen as the weak child and was often kept from schooling and physical activities (Emily Dickinson). Until the age of 9, Dickinson and Dickinson’s siblings and parents lived in the mansion built by Emily Dickinson’s grandfather, Samuel Fowler Dickinson, who helped found Amherst College (Emily Dickinson). Emily Dickinson’s mother, Emily Norcross Dickinson was a stay at home mom and did all the housework and took care of the children (Emily Dickinson). The father of Emily…show more content…
Emily Dickinson’s reader once said, “The people whom she did come in contact, however, had an enormous impact on her poetry (Emily Dickinson).” Dickinson still only sent poems to the closest of friends (Emily Dickinson). Emily Dickinson’s poems were rarely named due to the fact Dickinson never thought of publishing the poems written (Emily Dickinson). The poems Dickinson sent were based on Emily Dickinson’s everyday life (Emily Dickinson). This includes “nature, religion, law, music, commerce, medicine, fashion, and domestic activities to probe universal theme: the wonders of nature, the identity of the self, death and immortality, and love (Emily Dickinson).” Emily Dickinson sent a lot of letters and poems to Susan Gilbert Dickinson, Emily Dickinson’s sister-in-law, who came to be the audience Emily Dickinson had always desired (Emily Dickinson). Susan Gilbert Dickinson brought Emily Dickinson to meet with publishers (Emily Dickinson). Emily Dickinson’s readers are struck with the “haunting of her extreme private life but she brings a vary of feeling (Emily Dickinson).” In the 1860’s, Dickinson wrote a lot about a personal crisis (Emily Dickinson). Emily Dickinson’s crisis was the wanting of a man in Dickinson’s life (Emily Dickinson). Readers assumed Dickinson was in love with a man recognized as “Master” in Dickinson's poems and letters…show more content…
Leaving Dickinson once again alone and extremely sad (Emily Dickinson). During Dickinson’s sorrow, many dark poems were created (Emily Dickinson). The sad poems shows signs of abandonment and solitude (Emily Dickinson). In Emily Dickinson’s last fifteen years, Dickinson averaged around thirty-five poems a year (Emily Dickinson). Emily Dickinson kept the poems written in the last years lived because Dickinson had no one to send them to (Emily Dickinson). At fifty years old, Dickinson broke out of the solitude and started a relationship with Otis Phillips Lord (Emily Dickinson). Otis Phillips Lord later proposed to Emily Dickinson but Dickinson turned down the proposal stating in writings later on Dickinson was pleased with the relationship Dickinson and Otis already had and did not want the relationship to change (Emily Dickinson). Otis brought a change to Dickinson’s writings (Emily Dickinson). Emily Dickinson’s poems went from sad and dark to happy and love struck (Emily Dickinson). Otis Phillips Lord died 2 years before Emily Dickinson leaving Dickinson lonely once again (Emily
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