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Emily Elizabeth Dickinson poetry

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was born on December 10th 1830, one year after her brother Austin and three years before her sister Lavinia, in Amherst, Massachusetts, to Edward and Emily Norcross Dickinson. The Dickinson children were raised in Christian tradition in a very prominent family in the quiet community of Amherst. Emily's grandfather, Samuel Fowler Dickinson, was the founder and trustee of the Amherst College and the Amherst Academy. Edward Dickinson followed in his father's footsteps into the position as trustee of the Amherst Institutions, as well as many other powerful positions in his lifetime: from Chief Marshall of the railroad to positions on many political organizations, such as the United States House of Representatives. Unlike her father, Emily didn't enjoy the popularity and excitement of the public life in Amherst. Throughout her life, her mother was emotionally unattainable, and as Emily once wrote to a friend, her father was "too busy with his Briefs-t!

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