Emily Elizabeth Dickinson

by: Liko Thai

Born: December 10, 1830 Amherst, MA

Died: May 15, 1886 Amherst, MA

Education: Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College

Parents: Edward Dickinson, Emily Norcross Dickinson

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was an American poet. Born Amherst Massachusetts

Example: Success is counted sweetest

by those who ne'er succeed

to comprehend a nectar

requires sorest need.

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was born at the family's homestead in Amherst,Massachusetts.Emily Elizabeth Dickinson died at the age of 55 from Bright's disease which is caused by kidney degeneration.Emily Dickinson was the second of the three children of Edward and Emily Norcross Dickinson. Samuel Dickinson,he build the homestead, a large mansion on the town's Main Street, that became the focus of Dickinson family life for the better part of a century. Samuel Dickinson was Edward father.

During her lifetime, only seven of her poem were published to a small circulation. Most of the poems she wrote were written in just six years, between 1858 and 1864. After her death, 40 hand bound volumes of nearly 1800 poems. The most popular poems that Emily Dickinson was Hope is the Thing with Feathers, Because I Could Not Stop For Death,

Dickinson spent seven years at the Academy, taking classes in english and classical literature, latin. Emily and her sister Lavinia begins classes at Amherst Academy, converted boys' school. In her seven years of schooling there, she is frequently absent due to illness.