Emily Dickinson was regarded as one of America’s greatest poets. She was known for not completing her works and she wrote many things on the back of random sheets of paper. She kept close to home and many times wrote her poems about things in and around her father’s house. Most of her poems were not found until after she died. Dickenson was inspired by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Her early works were not very popular and then she started sending a poem with every letter she wrote to her friends. Her poems were labeled by numbers and not titles. Most of her poems followed the form of quatrain with three iambic feet. In the late 1860’s she started putting in slant rhythms into her poems. After her father died she never left her house. She stayed in her room and scribbled ideas down and continued to try to compose poems. Her later years were filled with much of her family dying, and her herself going in to deep depression. Her poems were found after she died and many of them then became published. She enjoyed writing some of her poems about love, pain, and death, maybe writing about her life and how she lived her life. When Dickinson’s works were finally published, many people praised her works. Sales were very high right after they released the poems. Others were negative saying that she left out to much information some her poems. Some poems do make you think and try to imagine just what she is saying to complete the poem. Emily Dickinson is now known for being a pre-modernist poet and had a great influence on poetry in America. She even has a museum named after her in her old home before it was recently bought by a local college.