Emily Dickinson


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Emily Dickinson

  1. 1. Emily Dickinson<br />By Cleris Heggs<br />
  2. 2. Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)<br />
  3. 3. Emily’s House <br />Emily lived her entire life in this house<br />
  4. 4. Emily’s LIFE<br />Emily Dickinson was born on December 10, 1830, in the town of Amherst, Massachusetts. <br />Amherst which is located 50 miles from Boston had become well known as a centre for Education.<br />Her family was well known in the local community; their house known as “The Homestead” or “Mansion” was often used as a meeting place for distinguished visitors.<br />
  5. 5. Amherst College History<br />Emily Dickinson's paternal grandfather, Samuel Dickinson, had almost single-handedly founded Amherst College.<br />In 1813 he built the homestead, a large mansion on the town's Main Street, that became the focus of the Dickinson’s family life for the better part of a century.<br />Samuel Dickinson's eldest son, Edward, was treasurer of Amherst College for nearly forty years.<br />
  6. 6. Amherst College<br />Amherst College has become one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, enrolling some 1,600 talented, energetic and diverse young men and women. <br />Amherst College is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of 35,000 people in the western part of the state. <br />The college’s 1,000-acre campus is adjacent to downtown Amherst.<br />.<br />
  7. 7. Emily Dickinson Achievements<br />Emily Dickinson was not well-known during her lifetime, as she lived in seclusion in Amherst, Massachusetts. Dickinson wrote 1,775 poems.<br />Emily Dickinson contributed a great deal to the world of literature, far beyond what her early editors considered unconventional lines. With her contemporary, Walt Whitman, she helped to usher in a new age of poetry.<br />Dickinson had a unique perspective on life, death, love, nature, and friendship. She didn't need titles. Her lines spoke volumes.<br />
  8. 8. Religious Belief<br />The Calvinist approach to religion believed that men were inherently sinful and most humans were doomed to hell.<br />There was only a small number who would be saved, and this could only be achieved by the adherent proclaiming his faith in Jesus Christ, as the true saviour.<br /> Emily could never accept the doctrine of “original sin”. Despite remaining true to her own convictions.<br />Emily’s religious experience was not a simple intellectual statement of belief; it could be more accurately reflected in the beauty of nature, and the experiences of ecstatic joy.<br />
  9. 9. Emily’s Resting Grounds<br />
  10. 10. Works Cited<br />Bingham, Millicent Todd. Ancestors' Brocades: The Literary Debut of Emily Dickinson. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1945.<br />Blasing, Mutlu Konuk. "Emily Dickinson's Untitled Discourse." American Poetry: The Rhetoric of Its Forms. New Haven: Yale UP, 1987.<br />Dandurand, Karen. "New Dickinson Civil War Publications." American Literature 56 (March 1984): 17-27.<br />Dickinson, Emily. The Poems of Emily Dickinson. 3 vols. Ed. Thomas H. Johnson. Cambridge: The Belknap Press of the Harvard UP, 1955.<br />The Letters of Emily Dickinson. 3 vols. Ed. Thomas H. Johnson. Cambridge: The Belknap Press of the Harvard UP, 1958.<br />Dobson, Joanne. Dickinson and the Strategies of Reticence. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1989.<br />Farr, Judith. The Passion of Emily Dickinson. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1992..<br />