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This paper presents a biographical synopsis of the poetess, Emily Dickinson. Her upbringing and education are mentioned, as are the significant relationships she had in her life. Several of her literary works are described, illustrating her poetic style. The paper provides a brief comparison of Dickinson's poetry to that of Walt Whitman and Edgar Allen Poe.
From the Paper:"Emily Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts, in 1830. She attended Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in South Hadley, but returned home after one year. She continued to live in her family home with her younger sister, mother and father. Her brother and his wife lived next door. Dickinson rarely left her house or received visitors. Those whom she did associate with, however, had a powerful affect on her poetry.
It is speculated that the two most influential people in her life were Reverend Charles Wadsworth, whom she met on a trip to Philadelphia, and her sister-in-law, Susan. In 1860, Wadsworth left for the West Coast, causing Dickinson terrible grief. Afterward, she lived in isolation from the rest of the world. Despite this, she enthusiastically continued correspondences and avidly remained au currant with popular published works."
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