Emily Dickinson Quotes (Author of The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson)
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Emily Dickinson, 'The Child's faith is new'. This poem explores the wide-eyed innocence that a child has when they first look out on the world.
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Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson
She was born into a prominent family, though not an especially wealthy one. The Dickinsons were one of those noble New England clans who took their children to church, educated them well, and went about the business of quietly building the young republic. Dickinson's paternal grandfather, Samuel Dickinson, founded Amherst College. Her father, Edward Dickinson, was a lawyer and treasurer of Amherst College, a Massachusetts state representative and senator, a member of the governor's cabinet, and a U. From Emily's journals and letters, it seems that her mother, Emily Norcross Dickinson, had an aloof personality and possibly suffered from depression. Emily was closer to her father who exacted a powerful influence on her and to her older brother William Austin and her younger sister Lavinia. Emily Dickinson was born and eventually died in The Homestead , her father's house in Amherst.