Emily Dickinson Speech - Ken Staley Emily Dickinson First...

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Ken Staley Emily Dickinson – First Half of Her Life Emily Dickinson's obsession with death has puzzled scholars for many decades. If a reader wanted to, he could put every one of Emily Dickinson's nearly 2,000 poems and letters into 6 categories: Love, god and religion, death, pain and suffering, nature, the inner world. The poems about death are the most captivating and puzzling. In order to understand some of the feelings Dickinson expresses and to learn how the way she chose to live her life affected her unique poetic style, it is important to look at her life before she began to write and the atmosphere she grew up in. Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was born December 10, 1830 in the quiet village of Amhearst in the Connecticut valley of Massachusetts in New England, Dickinson lived a quiet, unrecognized life. She lived in a brick mansion located on Main Street with her well known family (who later showed to influence her mark on present-day American poetry). The Dickinson name became synonymous with power and prestige. Samuel
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This note was uploaded on 06/22/2008 for the course ENG 102 taught by Professor Hendricks during the Spring '08 term at California University of Pennsylvania.

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