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My Life had stood – a Loaded Gun –

My Life had stood – a Loaded Gun –


by Emily Dickinson

Analysis: Brain Snacks

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

Dickinson used to lower a basket full of gingerbread out of her window for the neighborhood kids. (Source)

In 1856, Dickinson won second place in the Rye and Indian Bread Competition at the annual Cattle Show on the town common. Her sister, Lavinia, was a judge. (Source)

A complete volume of Dickinson’s poems wasn’t published until 1955, almost 70 years after her death. (Source)

Dickinson rarely left Amherst, and rarely left her homestead in her later years. However, she wasn’t as reclusive as many people believe; she kept very close correspondence with friends and family. (Source)

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