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Emily Dickinson recognized as one of the greatest American poets of the nineteenth century was born December 10 1830 in Amherst Massachusetts Dickinsons greatness and accomplishments were not always recognized In her time women were not recognized as serious writers and her talents were often ignored Only seven of her 1800 poems were ever published Dickinsons life was relatively simple but behind the scenes she worked as a creative and talented poet Her work was influenced by poets of the seventeenth century in England and by her puritan upbringing Dickinson was an obsessively private writer Dickinson withdrew herself from the social contract around the age of thirty and devoted herself in secret to writing She never married finding in her poetry reading gardening and close friendships a rich and fulfilling life Emily grew up with a privileged childhood She was the eldest daughter of Edward Dickinson a successful lawyer member of congress and for many years treasurer of Amherst College Her father gave here the time and literary education as well as confidence to try her hand at free verse Emilys mother Emily Norcross Dickinson was a submissive timid housewife dedicated to her husband children and household chores The Dickinsons only son William Austin also a lawyer succeeded his father as treasurer of the college Their youngest child Lavina was the chief housekeeper and like her sister Emily remained a home unmarried all her life A sixth member who was added to the family in 1856 was Susan Gilbert a schoolmate of Emilys who married Austin and moved into the house next door the Dickinson home which they called Homestead Emily and Susan were very close friends and confidantes until Susan and Austins marriage It was at this time that Susan stopped responding to the notes and poems that were often exchanged between the two Emilys letters to Susan have contained lines that have proved to be controversial when interpreted Susie will you
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