5B Emily Dickinson

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5B Emily Dickinson

  1. 1.  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
  2. 2.  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
  3. 3.  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.
  4. 4.  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
  5. 5.  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
  6. 6.  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
  7. 7.  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!
  8. 8. JIYU SHINJOSEPHINE HONG VANESSA SHIM KATHERINE LEE

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