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Immortal Emily Emily Dickinson is an everlasting female American poet In the eyes of Thomas Higginson Dickinsons poetry is written in an unorthodox style Emily writes of Life Love and Death but writes in such a way that it creates a vivid image She is considered by some to have an outwardly most uneventful life 224 Although she was isolated she was not blind to human nature She was able to see the world around her for face value Through her intellect and her soul she lived a life richer than most Thomas Wentworth Higginson received four poems enclosed in a letter from Amherst Massachusetts He chose not to publish them but did relay his criticism per Emily request When she passed away he with the permission of Emilys sister changed her poetry to make it better Higginson worked on the mechanics of the poems by smoothing out the rhymes and meter changing the line arrangements and rewriting the dialect Dickinson 17 Even though theses changes take away the emphasis Emily poems contain the subject matter is what intrigued her readers Emily wrote of life love and death Emily allegedly fell in love with a married clergyman in Philadelphia while visiting her father It is also said that she had a couple of admirers that died in 1862 For her love is not beautiful I had no time to hate because The grave would hinder me And life was not so ample I Could finish enmity Nor had I time to love but since Some industry be The little toil of love I thought Was large enough for me Dickinson 15 Dickinson conveyed that she could not harbor animosity because life was too short and love what love she had experienced was more than she could ever want With so many disappointments with love she vividly personified her fate as a gentleman Because I could not stop for Death-He kindly
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