Poetry test/Emily Dickinson

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Last updated: December 15, 2019
Emily lifespan
1830-1886

how many poems did Emily write
1,789

fascicles
book that bounded Emily’s poems together

How many poems were inthe fascicles total
800

how many fascicles were there
40

When was Emily born
December 10,1830

Where was Emily born
on the Homestead

Schooling…
Amherst Academy-7 yearsMount Holyoke FemaLe Seminary-1 year

Who headed the seminary?
Mary Lyon

Emilys middle name
Elizabeth

Emilys parents
Edward and Emily Norcross Dickinson

Emilys siblings
Austin lavinia

Who did Austin have an affair with
Mabel Loomis Todd

who did Austin marry
Susan

what was austins house anmed
the Evergreens

Master Letters
romantic letters to an unidentified romantic attachment

When did Emilys reclusion begin
late 60s

Who did Emily have a romance with
Otis Phillips Lord

When does Gil die
1883

How does Gil die
Typhoid fever

What was Emilys dog named
Carlos

When was Emily’s main writing period
1885-1864

What was Emilys hobby
gardening

Where did Emily write
bedroom

Who first found Emily’s poems
Lavinia

Who did Vinni go to first
Thomas W.

HigginsonSusan Gilbert

Who did Vinni take the poems to second
Mabel Loomis Todd

What are three ways the poems were changed
punctuation more regularadded titlesaltered words to improve rhyme or sense

Who did Mabel take the poems to for help editing
Thomas W. Higginson

When was the first volume published
1890

When was the second volume of poems published
1891

When did mabel publish ED letters
1894

When did Mabel herself publish the third volume of poems
1896

When was the lawsuit taking place
1898

When did Ned die?
late 30s

Who inherited the poems from Susan and Vinni
Martha Dickinson Bianci

What did Martha Dickinson Bianci do with the poems
edited 6 volumes

Which scholar in 1955 took ED poems and tried to arrange them in the order they were written based on handwriting
Thomas J. Johnson

Who published the fasciclies
Ralph W. Franklin

Theme and Tone
varied, nature,self identity,death and immortality,love

pathos
emotional moving power of a word

Form and Style
Lyric Style…somestimes more than one manuscript for each poem..describes abstract images with concrete images

Meter and Rhyme
Common meter(hymn meter)alternate lines of 8 and 6 syllablesusually iambicrhyme wasnt exact

Punctuation and Syntax
dashes,capital letters

Diction
various wordings.Not finished untill published.

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