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Fun Facts: Emily Elizabeth Dickinson
« on: August 01, 2013, 02:21:46 PM »
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886) is one of the most celebrated poets of America. Born in Amherst, Massachusetts, to a successful family with strong community ties, she passed a mostly introverted and reclusive life.This thread is dedicated to explore this poet's life with a view to sharing some exotic information:
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Re: Fun Facts: Emily Elizabeth Dickinson
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2013, 02:23:52 PM »
Emily Dickinson
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Re: Fun Facts: Emily Elizabeth Dickinson
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2013, 02:56:31 AM »
1. Not considering the poems that might have been destroyed or lost Dickinson has written overall 1,775 poems. But only seven poems were published during her lifetime, and most were anonymous and against her will. She was confident of posthumous success.

Emily accomplished her mission in a real big way :)


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Re: Fun Facts: Emily Elizabeth Dickinson
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2013, 02:58:22 AM »
2. After her death, her sister found over 1,000 poems in Emily's bureau. She had them edited and published in three series, but all of her 1,800 poems were not published until 1955.
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Re: Fun Facts: Emily Elizabeth Dickinson
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2013, 10:40:29 AM »
very informative post

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Re: Fun Facts: Emily Elizabeth Dickinson
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2013, 11:14:23 AM »
Thank you.
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Re: Fun Facts: Emily Elizabeth Dickinson
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2013, 02:27:31 PM »

Please mention some famous quotations by Elizabeth Dickinson.

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Re: Fun Facts: Emily Elizabeth Dickinson
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2013, 02:29:10 PM »
I will.. in course of time. Thank you for your interest.
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Re: Fun Facts: Emily Elizabeth Dickinson
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2013, 12:31:06 PM »
Okay, Rafi. What are those other fun facts, dear?

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Re: Fun Facts: Emily Elizabeth Dickinson
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2013, 08:19:55 PM »
I think, things were not that funny in her life. She faced some events in her earlier life which made her psychologically unsettled.
Many of her enigmatic poem and reclusive life, make her biography an interesting study.
I hope you will pick some of them .

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Re: Fun Facts: Emily Elizabeth Dickinson
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2013, 10:38:44 AM »
Dear
I published my 3rd article on Dickinson(jointly). Don't misunderstand me. May be irony doesn't work sometimes.Ha ha ha.....
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Re: Fun Facts: Emily Elizabeth Dickinson
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2013, 01:32:15 PM »
Dear Madams,

Thank you so much for your feedback. Particularly for the word 'fun' i didn't mean it as 'funny' nor it as an 'irony'. Rather it was meant to be an interesting fact that you might consider as a stimulating or thought provoking piece of information; no matter be it happy or sad :) I was kinda in a break from the forum, but I will surely update this thread with many more FUN-facts.. haha...I  usually love reading biographies and Irina Madam, I would also love to read your research-work sometimes :)
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Re: Fun Facts: Emily Elizabeth Dickinson
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2013, 03:56:22 PM »
Dear Rafi,

I'd label this - "The famous author of Robinson Crusoe changed his name in 1703 from Foe to Defoe. He believed that Defoe is “more socially and upward sounding” than Foe is." as a fun fact!

Keep the interesting facts coming about Emily.

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Re: Fun Facts: Emily Elizabeth Dickinson
« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2013, 11:02:37 AM »
Okay, dear. I understand.
Thank you.

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Re: Fun Facts: Emily Elizabeth Dickinson
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2013, 02:01:18 AM »
Fact 3: Although Emily was never married, but she was highly influenced by two men; Leonard Humphrey, Principal of Amherst Academy, and Benjamin F. Newton, a law student in her father's office. Not only did these men make an emotional impact on Emily but they also influenced her writing. 

A particular poem was apparently written for both men.
The poem reads:


I never lost as much but twice,
and that was in the sod;
twice I have stood a beggar
Before the door of God.
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