Emily Dickinson

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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.
Wolff, Cynthia Griffin. Emily Dickinson. Knopf, 1986.
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ED 's verse thoroughly engages with the issue of identity, how best to be.
Wolff, Cynthia Griffin. Emily Dickinson. Knopf, 1986.
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She is held to be among the best and most original of nineteenth-century US poets.
Daguerrotype of Emily Dickinson by William C North, taken sometime between December 1846 and March 1847. She sits with her right elbow on a table beside her, which also a has a book on it. She wears her hair pulled back tight, and a dark gown with touches of white lace, and a ribbon round her neck. Amherst College.
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Milestones

10 December 1830
ED was born in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA, the middle child in a family of three.
Wolff, Cynthia Griffin. Emily Dickinson. Knopf, 1986.
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Chase, Richard. Emily Dickinson. Dell, 1951.
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By the mid 1850s
ED began writing poetry.
Wolff, Cynthia Griffin. Emily Dickinson. Knopf, 1986.
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15 April 1862
ED began a twenty-year correspondence with Thomas Wentworth Higginson , editor of the Atlantic Monthly.
Wolff, Cynthia Griffin. Emily Dickinson. Knopf, 1986.
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15 May 1886
ED died of Bright's disease at six in the evening in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA.
Wolff, Cynthia Griffin. Emily Dickinson. Knopf, 1986.
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Chase, Richard. Emily Dickinson. Dell, 1951.
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Biography

Birth and Family

10 December 1830
ED was born in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA, the middle child in a family of three.
Wolff, Cynthia Griffin. Emily Dickinson. Knopf, 1986.
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Chase, Richard. Emily Dickinson. Dell, 1951.
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