Definition of Emily Dickinson from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Emily Dickinson

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(1830-86) an American poet whose work has had a strong influence on modern poetry. Her poems were often about religion and death, and they contain impressive images. She wrote nearly 1 800 of them, but only seven were published during her life. Dickinson spent the last half of her life alone in her home in Amherst, Massachusetts, writing secretly.
Because I could not stop for DeathHe kindly stopped for me.
Emily Dickinson The Chariot