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Re: Fun Facts: Emily Elizabeth Dickinson
« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2013, 02:04:03 AM »
Fact 4: Emily Dickinson not only loved writing and reading, she loved nature. She was an avid gardener and used many horticultural references in her poetry. She wrote passionately about various flowers and created her own immaculate herbarium with more than 400 samples. A herbarium, a popular pastime in the 1800s, was a book filled with pressed and labeled samples of plants and flowers.
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« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2013, 02:07:17 AM »
Fact 5: There is only one authenticated photo of Emily Dickinson in existence. It shows a pretty 17 year old girl with big eyes, dark hair and a humble style. Dickinson seemed to maintain this simple style for her entire life. The only other clue we have to her appearance after the age of 17 is that she was known for always wearing white dresses.

 Due to her penchant for white dresses, Emily Dickinson is often referred to as the "Moth of Amherst".
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Re: Fun Facts: Emily Elizabeth Dickinson
« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2013, 11:22:10 AM »
Rafi, look how smart Emily was!!!! A single poem for two men!! :) We get the idea of postmodernism from her dealings.

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Re: Fun Facts: Emily Elizabeth Dickinson
« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2013, 10:56:31 PM »
 :D let me make the case a little complicated. Do you remember Shakespeare's Sonnet 144? Here's a glimpse for you:

Two loves I have, of comfort and despair,
Which, like two spirits, do suggest me still;
The better angel is a man right fair,
The worser spirit a woman colored ill.


:D

But how did you find it postmodern anyway?
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Abu Saleh Md. Rafi
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Department of English.
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Daffodil International University.