Emily Dickinson

Life

Born in Amherst, Massachusetts

December 10, 1830

Family moves to North Pleasant

1840

Enters Amherst Academy

1840

Attends Mount Holyoke Female Seminary

1847

Emily returns home.

1848

Emily lives in seclusion

1862 - 1884

Emily begins to withdraw from the world.

1862

Emily's father dies.

1874

Emily's mother dies.

1882

Emily becomes ill with Bright's disease.

1884

Dies in Amherst, Massachusetts

May 15, 1886

Literary Life

Dickinson's poem "Sic Transit" is published

1852

Begins collecting her poems.

1858

"I taste a liquor never brewed" is published

1861

Emily writes 366 poems.

1862

Dickinson's sister, Lavinia, publishes Emily's poems

1890

Major Historical Events in Dickison's life

Abraham Lincoln is elected president.

1860

U.S. Civil War

1861 - 1865

Slavery is abolished.

1865

Telephone is invented

1876