I chose to do this project for one main reason or question that I want to share with you, and answer for myself, “Why Emily Dickinson?!”
Although I know very little about her, what I have learned has not given me much reason to see her as “a great American poet”, as she has come to be known. I like her writing, but I don’t find it that good. I don’t understand how she earned the status that has been given to her.
For me, this project is to learn about her as most people attending the events will be learning. I have barely any idea who she is as a person or poet, and especially what makes her great. I want to see how all these different groups and events will teach me about the different facets of her personality, profession, and a figure for women’s rights. Specifically I am interested if it will change my mind about her as a writer and American icon.