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Why is emily dickinson referred to as Belle of Amherst

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  1. I am not certain. Probably that was chosen as the title of the play to sell the play. I thought of the title as sarcasm. Ms Dickinson was hardly a Belle, as we use the term. She was most of her life an introverted recluse, thought of as odd by the community. Scarlett O'Hara she was not.

  2. Since this is not my area of expertise, I searched Google under the key words "'Belle of Amherst' Dickinson" to get these possible sources:

    http://kaciescommon.blogspot.com/2007/04/emily-dickonson-belle-of-amherst.html
    http://www.learner.org/catalog/extras/vvspot/Dickinson.html
    http://www.fraj.com/belleofamherst/dickinson.html

    In the future, you can find the information you desire more quickly, if you use appropriate key words to do your own search.

    I hope this helps. Thanks for asking.

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