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Analysis and comments on Some things that fly there be by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 7 of 17, added on April 12th, 2009 at 6:02 PM.

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Jack Wu from Nicaragua
Comment 6 of 17, added on April 12th, 2009 at 4:22 PM.

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confessing consummate remixes constructed by friend.

Paul Le from Chile
Comment 5 of 17, added on April 9th, 2009 at 5:27 AM.

Good to the last drop,

Jacob from Oman
Comment 4 of 17, added on April 8th, 2009 at 5:12 AM.

Watches are forever,

Victoria from Poland
Comment 3 of 17, added on March 28th, 2008 at 6:46 PM.

Emily Dickinson’s poem #89 observes the largest natural phenomenon, the
sky, but an uplifting answer evades the poem’s speaker. The speaker
observes what flies in the sky in 89’s first stanza.The second stanza holds
“Hills” in the sky. We can assume that 89’s sky includes everything that
surrounds the speaker, not just winged creatures, since hills begin and
remain on the ground. The speaker contends that time or “Hours” too “fly
there.” His/her inclusion of time’s flight paints 89’s sky for humans like
water for fish: the speaker swims in the sky. He/she examines existence’s
nature by examining his/her indescribable fishbowl.More than physical
figures (animals and landscapes) and discernable concepts (time) reside in
89’s sky. The speaker feels the presence of “Grief,” “Eternity,” and
spirits surrounding him/her (the thirds stanza’s “there are that resting”
who “rise” are the sky’s spirits). 89 directly beholds physical,
conceptual, emotional, and spiritual constructs. The stanzas’ last lines
reveal the result of their speaker’s contemplation. “Birds,” “Hours,” and
“the Bumblebee” receive no “Elegy” in 89’s first stanza. Dickinson’s
speaker considers nature’s vitality and time’s infinitude. The sky’s
permanent tenants, those “that stay there,” “Grief,” “Hills,” and
“Eternity,” taunt 89’s speaker with their independence. The speaker
acknowledges emotions’ and land’s endlessness and endlessness itself.
He/she accepts how “Nor this behooveth [him/her].” 89’s speaker wonders,
“Can I expound the skies?” in the poem’s thirds stanza, but he/she misses
truth throughout the poem like all of us miss truth throughout life. The
speaker only discovers “How still the Riddle lies” by 89’s end.
Dickinson’s emphasized via capitalization “Riddle” follows the speaker and
all others for life. The sky asks the “Riddle,” and hints at answers with
“Birds,” “Hills,” “Hours,” “Grief,” “Eternity,” and all objects and
abstracts, but 89’s speaker and everybody else can only wonder in

Benjamin Klinkner from United States
Comment 2 of 17, added on March 21st, 2007 at 9:55 AM.

This poem is about the spirit world that was in constant communication with
Emily....That's where her poetry came from.

hs from United States
Comment 1 of 17, added on September 10th, 2005 at 9:24 PM.

Diskinson philosophically explains and coupled with her relgious beliefs
seeks an understanding to the riddle of life inorganic and organic, " Can I
expound the skies". She states "Some Things there be" She mixes the
concepts of Are and Be, by using the term things, living creatures bees and
bumblebees are not things,(concepts and inorganic material are things). She
is not especially amazed by the existence of things, what does behooveh her
are seeds of life birth and the rebirth and the next life of tranquility
(still) and eternity remain (still) the riddle. Ah but she says it so
poetically. The Beetles answer part of her riddle "Let it be, let it be"
In the following poem i point out the difference of are and be


How incredible to be
When so many things
Are not
That I am, and think to be
That they are
But canot be

Shimon Weinroth

Shimon Weinroth from Israel

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 89. Some things that fly there be
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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