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Comment 7 of 473, added on August 1st, 2010 at 2:55 PM.

This might not even be a poem about a woman! What if it is about her home?
A home so wonderful, regal and superior to the speaker?

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Comment 6 of 473, added on June 15th, 2010 at 10:54 PM.

I give what I can to the one I love.

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Comment 5 of 473, added on March 8th, 2009 at 11:35 AM.

Her breast is fit for pearls....
Whoever the woman in her life was that had the boosom so defined to wear
what was back then the most precious of jelewery( pearls ).
She is saying that the person possibly a friend or her mother, was so
lovely that she was fit to be royalty....A person Emily so envied that she
put her self down by saying. I am not a diver. As if to say she was more
meek and timid in personality and looks compared to the woman,
The woman was rather bold enough to show her breast in her entire. Emily a
mousey woman admired as well as envied the woman....To brag about her in
such a way as to say the other woman had family that admired her..Emily
felt she did not compared to this woman..As she speaks of a Crest. Back
then many well know families had crests...Emily felt less than the woman
entirely obvious.
In the verse He heart fit for home.
She is describing her as a strong tree or healthy human being. with
branches so full as to comfort Emily and love for Emily...
In the last line she says she is her parennial nest..But it could have been
some one other than her mother...as back then Elders were all considered as
a parent figure...Even an Aunt or cousin that was years older....Most
likely it is her mother and she is showing her love by writing her a
poem...As children often do...show their love to aquire praise and approval
from their parents....

linda from United States
Comment 4 of 473, added on February 23rd, 2009 at 10:44 PM.

Her breast is fit for pearls, Woman in general (note verb tenses)

But I was not a "Diver" -- Emily as a girl, fearful, didnít take the
first step (child)

Her brow is fit for thrones Women in general
But I have not a crest. Emily sees herself as not grown-up

Her heart is fit for home -- Woman in general
I -- a Sparrow -- build there Emily in the present tense

Sweet of twigs and twine content with where she is

My perennial nest. At home.

Stephanie from United States

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 84. Her breast is fit for pearls,
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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Poem of the Day: Mar 25 2002

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