The poems of Emily Dickinson cover a wide range of topics. She is now regarded as an innovative, pre-modernist poet. Her first poems were traditional and followed established form, but as time passed and she began producing huge amounts of poetry, Dickinson began experimenting.
Charles Wadsworth, a married reverend at one of the Presbyterian churches in the city. Though she doggedly sought out his advice, she never took the advice he gave, much to Higginson's annoyance. In the years prior to her cloistered existence at the house in Amherst, Dickinson was quite social, attending parties, impressing her father's Washington political comrades during a trip there, and amusing everyone with her witticisms.
She died on May 15,and was buried in a white coffin in Amherst. Dickinson was born in December of to a well-known family, long established in New England.
Something changed in her life, and that change is one of the greatest mysteries surrounding Dickinson's legend.
Emily Dickinson was a fun, fiercely intelligent, young woman. Many of her poems deal with themes of death and immortality, two recurring topics in letters to her friends.
In America, perhaps only Walt Whitman is her equal in legend and in degree of influence. Dickinson, the famous recluse dressed in white, secretly produced an enormous canon of poetry while locked in her room and refusing visitor after visitor. InDickinson's health began deteriorating and she found herself slowly becoming an invalid.