Emily Elizabeth Dickinson

Emily Dickinson was a 19th century American poet. She was born in Amherst, Massachusetts on December 10, 1830. She had a quiet life. Her poems were about love, death, and immortality. She went to Amherst Academy and Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in South Hadley, Massachusetts. She never married but fell in love. By 1858 she began to copy her poems in ink and tie them together with thread. In her twenties she began to write serious poetry. Helen Jackson, the novelist, tried to convince her to publish some of her poems but did not succeed. Usually, her poems had a certain rhythm. She became one of the greatest poets in the English language. She died in 1886.

1999, by Tanya, fourth grade

 

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