Emily Dickinson


Emily Dickinson is considered one of leaders of the American Literary Style. She was born in Amherst, MA on December 10, 1830 and passed away on May 15, 1886. Emily published 7 poems in her lifetime, and over 1,800 posthumously. She was a prolific poet whose has had a profound impact on American history.

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Emily Dickinson wrote over 1,800 poems during her lifetime. Seven poems were published during her lifetime, the rest were published in three volumes titles Poems By Emily published in 1890, 1891, and 1896 – four years after she died. The first collection was edited by Mabel Loomis Todd and Thomas Wentworth Higginson. They refined the poems to meet modern day literary standards, and thus, it is only in 1998 that a unedited version was published by R.W. Franklin. Her poems are most known for their genuineness, vulnerability, and experimental form.

Emily’s Most Read Poems:
(read article: Top 10 Emily Dickinson Poems)

“Wild Nights! Wild nights!”

“I Felt a Funeral in My Brain”

“I’m Nobody! Who are you?”

“Hope is a thing with feathers”

“Because I could not stop for Death”

“My Life Had Stood – a Loaded Gun”

“Tell All the Truth But Tell It Slant – “

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Obviously, Emily Dickinson said a lot of brilliant things. Here’s a list of quotes.