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Analysis and comments on If I should die, by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 23 of 23, added on October 12th, 2011 at 3:13 PM.

this idiotic stupid stuff is wack! who cares what it means.. know what im
sayin foo..?

pat o sullivan from China
Comment 22 of 23, added on May 17th, 2010 at 9:16 PM.
uuuuuuugggghhhh

oh and before everbody jumps on me like you will... wright* sorry!

matt
Comment 21 of 23, added on May 17th, 2010 at 9:16 PM.
uuuuuuugggghhhh

oh and before everbody jumps on me like you will... wright* sorry!

matt
Comment 20 of 23, added on May 17th, 2010 at 9:10 PM.
why?

i think people should stop pull bullcrap meanings out of something they
didn't right. it makes you seem stupid expecially when there is no real
evidence to support your claim.

uuuuugh
Comment 19 of 23, added on January 6th, 2009 at 9:38 PM.

I personal believe that the poem itself is refering to the world
continuuing on but if you know and understand Emilys past you know she was
very lonesome and a standoff gal, the peom in her perspective is about they
world and how people do go on and ignore the ones that matter most and his
behind the coruption of businesses.

Maggie
Comment 18 of 23, added on December 17th, 2007 at 6:21 PM.

i really like that this site has the poems in their unedited state,as they
should be. this poem is so beautiful, and the fact that many were edited
pains me.

raye from United States
Comment 17 of 23, added on May 6th, 2007 at 3:54 PM.

I think this peom is about how even when you die the world will still
suffer and know one can change that. You may have died but all your family
and friends will suffer till they die then some one else will suffer. you
will never be able to stop the world from sufferig.


Ashley from United States
Comment 16 of 23, added on April 4th, 2006 at 4:06 PM.

I think that this is a great poem, but that it isnt about death really at
all. that it is about a realtionship she is involved in. it is a very
sexual poem...gurgle, burn, bustling, depart at option from enterprise
below...get it. I think that she is telling him it is okay to go on and
love again after she leaves him, whether that is death or just leaving him

Anne from United States
Comment 15 of 23, added on February 22nd, 2006 at 8:46 AM.

I feel that this poem actually is discussing the comfort of knowing that
the world will continue after death. In the lines "One might depart at
option from enterprise below" what she is talking about is if she could be
reassured that the world would continue, then she would be willing to give
up her life instead of being afraid of losing it.

Brian from United States
Comment 14 of 23, added on January 22nd, 2006 at 7:41 PM.

I think this poem was to help realize the importance of her and other
peoples lives!I love this poem!

Heather from United States

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 54. If I should die,
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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