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Emily Dickinson is primarily known for her poems; she was also a letter writer. She published very little during her lifetime and the full scope of her output—some 1,775 poems—was discovered only after her death. Bibliographic Citation link. Emily Dickinson's verse thoroughly engages with the issue of identity, "how best to 'be'." Bibliographic Citation link. She is held to be among the best and most original of nineteenth-century US poets.
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10 December 1830 ED was born in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA, the middle child in a family of three. Bibliographic Citation link.
By the mid 1850s ED began writing poetry. Bibliographic Citation link.
15 April 1862 ED began a twenty-year correspondence with Thomas Wentworth Higginson, editor of the Atlantic Monthly. Bibliographic Citation link.
15 May 1886 ED died of Bright's disease at six in the evening in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA. Bibliographic Citation link.
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