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Analysis and comments on Whether my bark went down at sea by Emily Dickinson

Comment 1 of 1, added on September 9th, 2005 at 10:58 PM.

Not once but thrice Dickinson uses the lexical term whetherfull knowing the
ambiguity embedded.On the ontological level meaning choice between
alternatives.
On the theological and philosophical level she feels herself compelled to
Doubt; "Enchanted isles, gales,mysticmoorings".She believes universal
schooling will help to curb our evil instincts, "This is the errand of the
eye, out upon the bay"
Enhancing this concept I would say

Gravities

Doubt starts with beliefs
There must be more
Than we can see
Around or beyond
Inciting imaginations that spur

So much depends on knowing

Believing is another story
Doubting what we know (whether}

search for more than greets the eye

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 52. Whether my bark went down at sea
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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Poem of the Day: Nov 19 2003


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