The heartache of Emily Dickinson

The heartache of Emily Dickinson

"Every piece that Dickinson wrote during her lifetime, allows you to see within her heart. "

Emily Dickinson is a favorite author of mine for a number of reasons. She writes wonderfully and also has a heartbreaking story that makes all of the pieces she wrote make perfect sense. Dickinson died in the upstairs of her parent’s after her heart was broken many years earlier. Back in those days, if your lover were to leave you it meant you were basically a waste. People did not move to the next, they were alone for life and it was very unknown of a lover leaving anyone.

Well Dickinson fell very deeply in love as was to be married to the love of her life. After much time together, her love left her for her best friend and was never heard of again. She was broken in a million pieces and developed a deep depression. She also developed an extreme anxiety that kept her locked within the upstairs of her parent’s home, ashamed to see the world.

Every piece that Dickinson wrote during her lifetime, allows you to see within her heart. She shares her sadness, her broken heart, thoughts and fears within her words. While she was alive, her parents wanted to have her work published, but it was turned away, as if it were no good. Shortly after her death, all of her work was published and she quickly become one of the most known and recognized authors to have ever lived. To this day, many read her work and she is studied within Colleges everywhere. I feel that knowing her story makes me love her even more. It allows me to take each word and experience it while reading her poems.