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Analysis and comments on Forbearance by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Comment 8 of 48, added on February 13th, 2012 at 10:02 AM.
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The Author is crazy..!!

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Comment 7 of 48, added on February 13th, 2012 at 9:40 AM.
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Yeah, it is clear now !... From the very beginning I did not understand
where was the connection with the title !!....

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Comment 6 of 48, added on February 13th, 2012 at 9:18 AM.
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Yeah !... life is like riding a bicycle. You will not fall unless you stop
pedaling!!....

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Comment 5 of 48, added on February 12th, 2012 at 4:44 AM.
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P88qzt Thank you, a very interesting note!!...

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Comment 4 of 48, added on October 27th, 2010 at 8:07 PM.
Forbearance poem

The poem is about self-control; especially self-restraint. You CAN shoot
the birds, pick the flowers, eat all the expensive dishes, and flatter
people. The point of the poem is that there is nobility in restraining
oneself from such impulses. If you did not expect excellent conduct from
someone, you would certainly praise such. The lesson here is that if
behavior above and beyond the norm is expected, you would not feel a need
to highlight it by praise, thus complimenting the doer by refraining. (I
personally feel that sincere praise should be given when deserved, since it
is quite rare nowadays!)

Kenneth Lundeen from United States
Comment 3 of 48, added on May 11th, 2008 at 5:03 PM.

actually, you just don't know how to spell forbearance.

anyway,

i believe this poem is about admitting we are not perfect.

bridget from Turkey
Comment 2 of 48, added on April 19th, 2006 at 9:23 AM.

it was ok but its not easy to folow

josh from United States
Comment 1 of 48, added on February 3rd, 2006 at 4:04 AM.

Very nice! One thing, though: You've spelled "forbearance" incorrectly.

Jonny

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Poet: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Poem: Forbearance
Added: Feb 21 2003
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