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Emily's Life

1830 - 1886

Emily Dickinson was born in 1830, and passed away in 1886

Growing Up

1840 - 1847

The Dickinson family moved and attended Amherst Academy


1858 - 1886

Emily Dickinson starts to collect her poems in small packets.

Civil War

1861 - 1865

The Civil War begins, and ends.


1865 - 1886

In the late 1860's Emily goes into an intense state of reclusion.

Moving on

1875 - 1886

In the late 1870's Emily's father dies. Her romance with Otis Lerd begins. Her poem "Success is Counted Sweetest" is anonymously published.