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Emily Dickinson

March 21, 2014
By Kurtis34 PLATINUM, Akron, Ohio
Kurtis34 PLATINUM, Akron, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
Just be yourself and never give never surrender

She was born on December 10, 1830. She began writing as a teenager. She studied botany. Her father worked at Amherst College. She died of kidney cancer on May 15, 1886.

She became a poet because Ben Franklin inspired her. William Wordsworth also inspired her . Leonard Humphery(Principal of Amherst Academy)had a great influence on her young active

She wrote more than 1000 poems during her lifetime There is in Amherst, Mass a museum named after her. One of the most prestigious awards a writer/poet can get is the PSA award named after her

Success Poem
SUCCESS is counted sweetest

By those who ne’er succeed.

To comprehend a nectar

Requires sorest need.

Not one of all the purple host

Who took the flag to-day

Can tell the definition,

So clear, of victory,

As he, defeated, dying,

On whose forbidden ear

The distant strains of triumph

Break, agonized and clear.

I interpret her meaning of the poem is that what she feels of success. There are 2 literary terms in the poem. They are figure of speech, and rhyme.

In conclusion about Emily Dickinson is that she wrote a poem about how success means to her. She was inspired by Ben Franklin. The PSA award was named after her. She died of kidney cancer on May 15, 1886.

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