Emily Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts She went to Amherst Academy She attended Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in South Hadley By 1860’s, she had lived almost completely isolated from the world
Her loneliness and isolation led her to write poems She just wrote and wrote and wrote No one else in her family liked writing, so it was a way for her to get away from the world
Emily Dickinson was known for almost always writing in a rhythm called iambic She thought about what she wanted to write , then worked on it until she could fit it in the patternFUN FACT: Iambic was a rhythm of a short, then long syllables repeating.
Emily was born on December 10, 1830 in Massachusetts She was part of an important family, which made people disappointed when she was shy, for life then, depended on your status She died on May 15, 1886 at the age of 55
No one knows exactly why but it is often thought that Emily was lonely and putting her imagination into unpredictable words helped It is also thought that she liked to find ordinary things and pick out the wonderful possibilities from them
Emily’s mother was Emily Norcross Dickinson and she was known for her fine cooking Emily’s brother was Austin Dickinson, known for his brightness Her father was Edward Dickinson who was a lawyer Emily Dickinson was shy, but had a great imagination She enjoyed reading and also enjoyed simple pleasures She loved school but by the time she was 40, she almost never left home Emily Dickinson made objects seem very real and vivid in her poems and was very descriptive
Emily Dickinson’s family adored Emily Once, when Emily’s niece, Mattie, was angry with a playmate she shouted the worst thing she could think of, “You haven’t got an Aunt Emily!” During her lifetime, she wrote more than 1,700 poems!
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