Emily Elizabeth Dickinson

1830 - 1886

American whose poetry deals with universal themes in a profoundly original manner.

Emily Dickinson's high-spirited youth came to an end when she reached the age of 30; she became reclusive and her only contact with the outside world was through whimsical letters to her friends.

She attributed this reclusive life to a romantic disappointment. Regardless of the reasons, Dickinson wrote highly original and remarkable verse during this period. Of some 1800 poems, only seven were ever published during her lifetime.

Dickinson's poetry dealt with the universal themes such as death, immortality and love. Critics have often compared her work to that of William Blake.


Insights Into the Life of Emily Dickinson through Her Letters to Susan Gilbert Dickinson -- Through her letters to Susan, Dickinson reveals facets of her life, and shows insights into her relationship with Susan

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Emily Dickinson’s Challenge to the World: Edit This -- An analysis and comparison of the editing of Emily Dickinson's work, including a discussion of the various unique grammatical and figurative licenses she used.

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Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, & America’s Poetic Voice -- Role of Whitman and Dickinson in creating a distinctive American poetic "voice."

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Comparison of Dickenson and Whitman poems -- About differencies of two american contemprorary poems

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