Emily Dickson

2677 WordsJul 15, 201811 Pages
Almost unknown as a poet in her lifetime, Emily Dickinson is now considered as one of the most mysterious and original American poet of 19th century for her innovation in rhythmic meters and creative use of metaphors. Her poems were rarely published in Russia because most of them had religious content (to express religious feelings was restricted in Russia for almost a century). However, some poems that I read impressed me at the first glance. Dickinson’s poems spoke powerfully to me about meaningful events in living. Many impressions that she compressed into only few words helped me to understand my own experience through her emotional clarity. It was not easy to understand Dickinson’s poems. I had to read “between lines” to get what she…show more content…
She was less interested in answering questions about social events than she was in exploring how she felt at a giving moment. Emily Dickinson was almost unknown during her lifetime because she refused publish her poems and only seven of them were published anonymously during her lifetime. After Dickinson’s death her sister Livinia found nearly two thousand of drafts wrote in pencil on scraps of paper, grocery lists, and the backs of recipes and used envelopes (Melani). Only few of them were titled and many were unfinished. Emily did not prepare her poems for publishing, but wrote for her own purposes. She was sensitive for any kind of attention and by copying poems into personal correspondence she controlled who would read her poems. Emily Dickinson died on 15 May 1886, at the age of fifty-six. She was buried in one of the white dresses she wore in her later years and now rests in the West Cemetery of Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts (Donoghue 38). The Homestead at Amherst, the place where Emily was born and spent much of her childhood and almost all her adult life, became Emily Dickinson’s Museum and now open for the general public. Reader Respond: In a large
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