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Comment 4 of 10, added on June 15th, 2010 at 3:46 PM.

The wonder of a new thing

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Comment 3 of 10, added on October 23rd, 2007 at 9:15 PM.

No, the correct line is "Of an inland soul to sea," not Island. I take this
from "Adventures in American Literature," (c) 1996 by Holt, Rinehart and
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Comment 2 of 10, added on November 14th, 2004 at 10:36 PM.

Yes, I think the key point of the poem is that there is nothing so heady as
the feeling of a FIRST encounter with an experience that expands the self.
And that those who are no longer new to a given experience have essentially
lost the ability to appreciate its wonder.

Maya from United States
Comment 1 of 10, added on October 29th, 2004 at 6:23 AM.

In my version I have, 'Of an Island soul to sea'. I think this rather
changes the meaning and imagery-does anyone know which is correct?

this appears to be a somewhat positive poem. She is rejoycing at the fact
she ahs taken a risk and left her 'comfort zone' to find "divine
intoxication" once she ahs taken that risk. Although this appears rational,
and based on what we know, the poem is ambiguous and hints at the sublime
(like in gothic).

This life journey is exciting, even though it is presumably towards death.
Ending with a dash indicates the poem is unfinished so perhaps she feels
she has more life to live.

Maybe we are all Sailors on a journey.

Chloe from United Kingdom

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 76. Exultation is the going
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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