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Analysis and comments on Give All To Love by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Comment 7 of 7, added on October 15th, 2007 at 10:48 PM.

Love is what we are looking for in our lives, but we are discouraged to
stick to the one that has not been our most beloved any more, even though
you can't live without it in a short time. Don't give up your freedom to
obtain the half-gods, which turns out to be the wrong thing. The surviving
gods remain. The real love will reward you real freedom. Sacrifice all to
love. Love remembers you in all.

Xiao Xiao from China
Comment 6 of 7, added on May 17th, 2007 at 9:29 AM.

My interpretation of the half gods comment is Emerson is saying that when
you lose a lover that meant so dearly to you, it might just be the simble
of something better coming. Remember, Emerson lost his first wife, and
later found his second, whom he was madly in love with.

Paul from United States
Comment 5 of 7, added on April 24th, 2007 at 8:37 PM.

well i'm doing a research project on emerson, and he traveled for some time
throughout europe and the middle east and several of his poems seem to be
pretty heavily influenced by the middle eastern culture.. so maybe the
"free as an arab" line has something to do with that..

Taylor from United States
Comment 4 of 7, added on March 20th, 2007 at 11:54 AM.

i think the half god bit is about false gods man worships.

Ryan from United States
Comment 3 of 7, added on February 15th, 2006 at 11:48 PM.

What do the last lines mean? "When half-god go, the gods arrive"

misa from United States
Comment 2 of 7, added on December 9th, 2005 at 9:32 PM.

Bhis poetry is good, it tells us how to luv. But I just can't get the words
FREE AS AN ARAB. What does it mean?

Fariska from Indonesia
Comment 1 of 7, added on November 3rd, 2005 at 1:34 AM.

This is my favorite poem. Does anyone know what year it was written?

Mandi from Australia

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Poet: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Poem: Give All To Love
Added: Feb 21 2003
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