Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson is considered as one of the greatest poets of all time. She was an American poet of the 19th century. Her full name is Emily Elizabeth Dickinson. She was born on December 10, 1830, in Amherst, Massachusetts. Emily’s younger brother Austin was an attorney and her younger sister’s name is Lavinia. She was not publicly recognized during her lifetime, her first public work was published posthumously in 1890 and the last in 1955.

Dickinson died in Amherst in 1886. After her death, her family discovered 40 handbound volumes of nearly 1,800 poems. 

Dickinson’s handwritten poems show a variety of dash-like marks of various size and directions, most of the poems has no tittle, only 10 of her almost 1800 poems were titled. She is best known for her use of slant rhyme, conceits, unconventional punctuation. Death is one of the main themes of her poems, she has also written about nature, faith, and love.

Dickenson breaks the accepted convention of using punctuation and rhyme in poetry. She is best known for her ability to describe abstract concepts with concrete images.

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