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Emily Dickinson lived in an era of Naturalism and Realism 1855-1910 She lived in a period of The Civil War and the Frontier She was affected by her life and the era she lived in She also had many deaths in her family and thats part of the reason that she was very morbid and wrote about death Emily Dickinson grew up in Amherst Massachusetts in the nineteenth century As a child she was brought up into the Puritan way of life She was born on December 10 1830 and died fifty-six years later Emily lived isolated in the house she was born in except for the short time she attended Amherst Academy and Holyoke Female Seminary Emily Dickinson never married and lived on the reliance of her father Dickinson was close to her sister Lavinia and her brother Austin her whole life Most of her family were members of the church but Emily never wished to become one Her closest friend was her sister-in-law Susan Susan was Emilys personal critic as long as Emily was writing she asked Susan to look her poems overEmily Dickinson was affected by her life for several reasons One of the reasons was that she was never married though she went through many serious relationships she never settled down Another reason that she was affected by her life was that her mother was not emotionally accessible She was not close to her mother and never shared any of her feelings with her which most daughters feel they can This might have caused Emily to be very weird and strange The Dickinson children were also raised in the Christian tradition and were expected to take up their fathers religious beliefs and values without any fighting or arguing Emily did not like than she can not chose for herself her own beliefs and religion Emily did not enjoy the popularity and excitement of the public life unlike her father So she
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