Emily Dickinson A.K.A Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (born 10th December 1830) was an American poet much known worldwide for her distinct poems. Her poems known for her seclusion from the outer world and introvert nature, she is regarded as one of the major figures in American literature. According to the Emily Dickinson biography, she wrote over 1,700 poems in her lifetime. She was sent to Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in South Hadley for one year. Throughout her life, she often left her home and visitors were few. The people with whom she did come in contact, however, had a strong impact on her poetry. She was particularly influenced by the Reverend Charles Wadsworth, whom she first met on a trip to Philadelphia. He left for the West Coast shortly after a visit to her home in 1860 and some critics claim that his departure gave rise to the heartsick flow of verse from Dickinson in the years that followed. While it was a truth that he was an important figure in her life however it wasn’t clear that their relationship was romantic. By the 1860s, Dickinson stayed in almost far-away from the outside world, but remained active in many correspondences and read widely.
Emily Dickinson net worth
It was reported that Emily Dickinson net worth was somewhere around 600,000 US dollars when she died. Emily Dickinson was heavily inspired by the Metaphysical poets of seventeenth-century England. Similarly her reading of the Book of Revelation and her upbringing in a Puritan New England town, which influenced a Calvinist, orthodox, and conservative approach to Christianity. She was dissatisfied from reading the verse of her contemporary Walt Whitman due to rumors of its disgrace. As a result, the two poets were connected by the distinguished place they hold as the founders of a uniquely American poetic voice. She died in Amherst in 1886.
Emily Dickinson books
Soon the death, Emily Dickinson family discovered forty handwritten volumes of nearly 1,800 poems. Dickinson attached these booklets by folding and stitching five or six sheets of stationery paper and copying what seem to be final versions of poems. The original order of the poems was restored in 1981 by Ralph W. Franklin. The Manuscript of Emily Dickinson books is the only volume that holds the order intact. The handwritten poems varied dash-like marks of various sizes and directions even some of them are vertical. The recent standardized editions of her poems have replaced dashes with an en-dash, closer typographical approximation to her attempts.