Emioly Dickinson was on December 10,1830. She was raise in the quite community of amhest Massachusetts and was raised in a very religious Christian background. Emily came from a very prominent family as her grandfather was one of the founders of amherst college and her father served in powerful positions on the general court of Massachusetts. Unlike her father Emily didn’t enjoy this popularity and exposure. She attended Amherst academy and after attendend south Hadley female where she evolved herself as a young women.Emily nwas a very shy and silent person.although she was successful at co0llege she return to Amherst after a year.
Emily returned after only one year at the seminary in 1848 to Amherst where she began her life of seclusion.
Although Emily never married, she had several significant relationships with a select few. It was during this period following her return from school that Emily began to dress all in white and choose those precious few that would be her own private society. Refusing to see almost everyone that came to visit, Emily seldom left her father's house. In Emily's entire life, she took one trip to Philadelphia (due to eye problems), one to Washington, and a few trips to Boston. Other than those occasional ventures, Emily had no extended exposure to the world outside her home town. During this time, her early twenties, Emily began to write poetry seriously. Fortunately, during those rare journeys Emily met two very influential men that would be sources of inspiration and guidance: Charles Wadsworth and Thomas Wentworth Higginson. There were other less influential individuals that affected Emily, such as Samuel Bowles and J.G. Holland, but the impact that Wadsworth and Higginson had on Dickinson was monumental.
The Reverend Charles Wadsworth, age 41, had a powerful effect on Emily's life and her poetry. On her trip to Philadelphia, Emily met Wadsworth, a clergyman, who was to become her "dearest earthly friend". A... [continues]
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