Emily Dickinson 's ' I Taste A Liquor Never Brewed '

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Draft: Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson 's works made her a woman ahead of her time, through her unwillingness to conform to the norms of society. Emily Dickinson was a poet from the 1850s. Many people tried to urge Dickinson to publish, but she then had to start worrying about her punctuation in her works. Her works held great power and they reached maturity quite quickly as she talks about how dense the natural world is in one of her poems “I taste a liquor never brewed”.
Emily Dickinson was born on December 10, 1830, in Amherst, Massachusetts. Five years later in 1835 Emily begins four years of primary school (Bloom, Harold). After graduating from primary school she attends Amherst Academy, where the Amherst College student newspaper anonymously publishes one of Dickinson’s works. In 1855, Emily visits her father in Washington, D.C. and meets Charles Wadsworth, her family then moves into the Homestead. Throughout this period in Emily’s life she starts to journal. Once Dickinson’s works were shown to the public for some time now Helen Hunt Jackson urges Dickinson to start publishing, but she refuses. Out of nowhere Dickinson’s father suddenly dies in Boston, and her mother suffers a paralytic stroke but does not end up dying. This event shows impacts in her poems and she starts writing about death. In “I heard a Fly buzz – when I died” Emily writes about a voice from the dead. Emily died on May 15, 1886 and Lavinia, her sister, later discovered her sister’s poems, which…
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