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Poet. Famous. Emily. Secluded. D. ickinson. Simple. Intelligent. American. The life of Emily Dickinson…. Below is one of the only known pictures of Emily Dickinson. Emily Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts in December of 1830.

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The life of Emily Dickinson…

Below is one of the only known pictures of Emily Dickinson.

Emily Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts in December of 1830.

She had a brother named Austin and a sister named Lavinia.

She lived a simple life and barely left her house nor had many visitors.

Never published her poems during her lifetime.

After her death, her poems were found by her family. They were hidden away in her bedroom.

Her poems reflect her loneliness and attitude toward life. They are usually talking of wanting something and often show her need of happiness.

She died in May of 1886.

The picture above is a portrait of the Dickinson children. Emily on the left, Austin in the middle, and Lavinia on the right.

Nature, the gentlest mother,

Nature, the gentlest mother,

Impatient of no child,

The feeblest or the waywardest,

Her admonition mild

In forest and the hill

By traveller is heard,

Restraining rampant squirrel

Or too impetuous bird.

How fair her conversation,

A summer afternoon,--

Her household, her assembly;

And when the sun goes down

Her voice among the aisles

Incites the timid prayer

Of the minutest cricket,

The most unworthy flower.

When all the children sleep

She turns as long away

As will suffice to light her lamps;

Then, bending from the sky

With infinite affection

And infiniter care,

Her golden finger on her lip,

Wills silence everywhere.

Nature, the gentlest mother,

By – Emily Dickinson

Rhyme Scheme

Stanza 1 - A, B, C, B

Stanza 2 - D, E, F, E

Stanza 3 - G, H, I, J

Stanza 4 - K, L, M, N

Stanza 5 - O, P, Q, R

Stanza 6 - S, T, U, T


The meter starts as stressed unstressed and continues throughout the poem with small variations here and there.


-The theme of this particular poem has to do with nature and how it represents the love and nurture of a mother.

From my research I have concluded that I am Emily Dickinson, reincarnated. Here’s why…

Weird Right?!

Fun Time!

1.) Emily’s middle name was Elizabeth… Me too!

2.) Check Out the Initials…

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson – EED

Ellyn Elizabeth Duncan – EED

3.) Emily Died on May 15, 1886. Does anyone know my birthday? It is May 15, 1995.

Thought so too…