Emily Dickinson

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“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all.”(Quotes 1). Hope is what Emily Dickinson had. She did what she wanted to do not what was going on during the time period. Although Emily Dickinson’s writings were not published while she was alive, Emily Dickinson is very influential to the writers of today. Emily Dickinson was affected by her surroundings and the events she endured throughout her life. Emily lived during the Realism and Regionalism periods. Realism is focusing on ordinary people suffering through harsh circumstances and realizing how hard life is. In the regionalism period, writers attempted to depict and analyze the distinctive and unique qualities of geographical locations and the location’s people. Her writings were not published until the Modernist period. Emily Dickinson loved the thought of death and the thought of nature ,as well as, the rise of Realism and Regionalism in the United States, these greatly influenced her writing and poetry.
Emily Dickinson was like every other child except for her hidden talent. She was born December 10th, 1830 in Amherst, Massachusetts (Johnson 14) . Her talent of writing was hidden from everyone. Her bedroom overlooked a burial ground and she regularly saw people being buried, which explains why so many of her poems were about death(Emily 5). Emily actually did not start doing serious writing until 1858 - her late 20’s(Johnson 16-17). Only ten poems were published during her life. She rejected the structures of church and marriage and devoted her life to writing (Scharnhorst 103). Emily Dickinson died at the age of 55 of Bright's disease, which is caused by kidney degeneration. After her death, ...

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