Emily Dickinson
Woman of Pure Poetry

Born: December 10, 1830

Died: May 15, 1886

    Born in Armherst, Massachusetts, Emily lived a very solitary and isolated life.  She did not have many friends, for she usually kept to herself.  She was inspired to write at a very early age.  Her life, although very sad, was very influential to poetry.  In late 1885, she became very weak, and was forced to remain in bed.  Her condition worsened and worsened, until finally, on May 15, 1886, she took her last breath.  Despite her life, she was a very amazing woman.

Writing Career

    Emily was inspired to write at an early age.  She was introduced to numerous poets, such as William Worsdworth, who inspired her to write her own poetry.  She then , through her high school and college years, avidly wrote poetry.  As the years progressed, she gained fame and fans.  She became a very popular poet as she came closer to the end of her life.  Soon, after a series of deaths of people close to her, she became ill.  Then, Emily Dickinson, one of the most famous woman poets of her time, died.

Fame is a fickle Food

Fame is a fickle food Upon a shifting plate Whose table once a Guest but not The second time is set.

Whose crumbs the crows inspect And with ironic caw Flap past it to the Farmer's Corn – Men eat of it and die.