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Analysis and comments on The Amulet by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Comment 9 of 9, added on January 5th, 2011 at 11:19 PM.

its ight

anju from United States
Comment 8 of 9, added on February 20th, 2010 at 9:57 PM.

I liked the poem and your comments helped me finish my project:)!

melia
Comment 7 of 9, added on June 26th, 2007 at 4:14 AM.

This is a wonderful poem by Emerson and very modern in its approach --
don't you agree?

The first stanza examines how mementos like photos and rings may not change
and even the old lines in a letter (or poem) -- you can almost trick
yourself into beleiving they will preserve and protect your love for all
time...

The second stanza fascinates me in its non-traditional approach --
contentwise, he's asking for something like a "mood ring" so he can tell
how she is feeling now that she has dropped her correspondance. He is
pining for news of the beloved.

Finally, in the last stanza, he despairs, knowing that the "keepsakes" do
not keep (guarantee) anything and admits he is afraid he has lost her,
which no doubt it true, if that's what he feels.

(btw, I like Robert Creeley's poem entitled "Amulet" but it doesn't hold a
candle to this one, even though it rhymes. lol)



ea
Comment 6 of 9, added on June 25th, 2007 at 1:35 PM.

I THINK THIS POEM IS WONDERFUL BECAUSE THE AUTHOR PUT SENSACIONAL
WORDS


estrella from United States
Comment 5 of 9, added on April 20th, 2007 at 7:19 PM.

I think the poem has a lot of meaning to it. He is longing for a sense of
love and wants something to remember it by. The Amulet is proof that he
knows what is going on in his dear loved one's heart.( i think) lol

Taylor from United States
Comment 4 of 9, added on April 19th, 2006 at 9:33 AM.

i though that this poem didn't really have a good meaning to it but what i
got out of it was that he wanted someone in his life

josh from United States
Comment 3 of 9, added on January 30th, 2005 at 9:37 PM.

The poem Amulet is a good poem I liked it i think it was good even though
others don't i do!

Taylor from United States
Comment 2 of 9, added on December 9th, 2004 at 9:41 PM.

I suppose for all of you that are wondering what this means...for whatever
reason...here is my view. I think that the man is saying that he wants some
kind of proof of love. He is in love with soemone who he hasn't spoken to
since he recieved a letter of some sort from her. He just wants a mutual
feeling.

Lacy from United States
Comment 1 of 9, added on September 19th, 2004 at 7:04 PM.

i like aye

lansolot from Canada

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Poet: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Poem: The Amulet
Added: Feb 21 2003
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Poem of the Day: Sep 19 2004


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