Who is Emily Dickinson

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886) was an American poet.

Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts into a prominent family with strong ties to its community. After studying at the Amherst Academy for seven years in her youth, she briefly attended the Mount Holyoke Female Seminary before returning to her family's house in Amherst.

Evidence suggests that Dickinson lived much of her life in isolation. Considered an eccentric by locals, she developed a penchant for white clothing and was known for her reluctance to greet guests or, later in life, to even leave her bedroom. Dickinson never married, and most friendships between her and others depended entirely upon correspondence.

While Dickinson was a prolific poet, f...
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  • Schizosemia: "nobody​ has a good word to say about mabel todd. when she’s remembered at all, it’s as a homewrecker: the vamp who seduced emily dickinson’s brother, austin, 27 years her senior, & destroyed his marriage to susan gilbert, emily’s closest confidante."
  • Thehistoryboy: 'grief is the shadow love casts in the light of loss. the grander the love, the vaster the shadow.'
  • Columbia_newz: the possible's slow fuse is lit by the imagination. -emily dickinson
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  • Kenivoy: i'm nobody! who are you? are you – nobody – too? then there's a pair of us! don't tell! they'd advertise – you know! how dreary – to be – somebody! how public – like a frog – to tell one's name – the livelong june to an admiring bog! (emily dickinson)
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The Little Black Boy
 by William Blake

My mother bore me in the southern wild,
And I am black, but O! my soul is white.
White as an angel is the English child:
But I am black as if bereav'd of light.

My mother taught me underneath a tree
And sitting down before the heat of day.
She took me on her lap and kissed me,
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