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Thesis Statement: Her different lifestyle led to much controversy over the details of Dickinson’s life including the expressive imagery in her poetry that could be portrayed as homosexual, romance, and later on her reclusive years that has led to her most popular poetry theme being death. I. Childhood: A. Emily Dickinson was born in Amherst, MA on December 1830. B. She was the second child to Emily Norcross and Edward Dickinson. C. She had an older brother William Austin, and younger sister Lavinia. D. She attended Amherst Academy for 7 years, and then Mount Holyoke Female Seminary. E. She was troubled at a young age by death, especially of the ones who were close to and this is where here writing began. II. Adulthood: A. Emily Dickinson was never married, and later on secluded herself by never leaving her house. B. About 7 of Dickinson’s poems were published in her lifetime out of eighteen hundred. C. Her best friend, Susan Gilbert acted as her muse and influence she played a major role in Dickinson’s creative process.

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