The tale of famous author Emily Dickenson that spans her entire life. Emily's beginnings as a small child are shown, detailing the events that led her to start writing. Her life as an introspective person is presented and the effect it had on Emily's personal relationships growing up. These relationships, combined with an introspective lifestyle, would go on to inspire Dickenson's writings. Her final years are shown as a reclusive writer that was unaware of the inspiring legacy she would leave behind.