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Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was born on December 10 1830 in Amherst Mass Her father Edward Dickinson was a lawyer and leading citizen of Amherst Her mother was Emily Norcross Dickinson Emily had an older brother William Austin and a younger sister Lavinia Emily Dickinson had more formal education than most women of her time As her father was serving in Congress she got a chance to meet the Reverend Charles Wadsworth He was the subject of her love poems After her schooling which included one year at the Mount Holyoke Female Seminary she became increasingly reclusive and lived out her entire life in the family home Her illness compelled her to remain indoors with her eyes heavily bandaged for months at a time These extended periods of sensory deprivation caused her to seek solace in writing and to convert her poems into replacements for her injured eyes Many poems discuss her physical pain many mention such topics as optics astronomy light or the sun Summing up her poetry reflects the intensity of the struggles with the religious ideas and deals essentially with nature love and death In all these poems she used her personal experience as a tool for discussing philosophical and religious matter and led her finally to conceive a system of meta poetics in which she served as a translator or mediator between Gods will and human experience Upon her death her sister Lavinia discovered more than 1700 poems hidden in various places Three volumes of poems were published between 1891 and 1896 and the remainder by 1945 Emily Dickinson stands as one of the truly great American Poets of the 19th century According to me It seems to me that she was familiar with the poetic theories of Edgar Allan Poe Both had been using the subjects like love nature doubt and faith repeatedly used in their poems They are called the Sad Poets in American Poetry For her Poetry was a
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