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Emily Dickinson

1830 - 1886
The American poet Emily Dickinson and her contemporary Walt Whitman are regarded as the founders of a unique American poetic voice.

As the former lived in seclusion, only ten of her nearly 1800 poems are known to have been published in her lifetime. Her poems are unique for the era in which she wrote because she freely ignored the usual rules of versification. Her work’s main themes are death and immortality.