Emily Dickinson

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Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson (December 10, 1830 - May 15, 1886) was an American poet. She is famous for writing many poems. Almost 1,800 poems she has written are known to this day. However, only a few were published while she was living. The poems she didn't publish were greatly changed by others before the world could see them. She was born in Amherst, Massachusetts and died of nephritis there. She is also known for her poems being lyrical and unique. Sources say that she may have grown wild flowers and used them to show her mood in her poems. Today, many think Emily Dickinson's poetry has a big effect on poetry today.

Little is known on Dickinson’s life. Most of what is known about her is from people who knew her and may not all be true. Her family had a good amount of money, and had many friends. She had a normal life when she was a child. When she became an adult she spent more and more time alone and started wearing only white. Only after she died all of her poems were published and until 1955 they were changed to what was style of writing was popular at that time. She is best known for her talent as a poet. Most of her poems have been published and can be found at a library of any sort.