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Analysis and comments on Will there really be a "Morning"? by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 13 of 23, added on November 3rd, 2009 at 1:11 PM.

I am singing two versions of this song in private voice lessons, and I am
trying to interpret the poem to add meaning to performance. I am currently
trying to decide whether it is a metaphor, comparing morning to
daylight/happiness, while the narrator currently resides in dark/sadness,
or whether it is more theoretical, like wondering why there really is a
morning, and how we as humans percieve things such as questioning whether
it has feet like water lilies. More of a perception through human nature
take. Any opinion?

Emily from United States
Comment 12 of 23, added on September 28th, 2009 at 5:49 PM.

my teacher made us sing the songfor this poem butit is amazing !!!!!!

rebecca from United States
Comment 11 of 23, added on February 23rd, 2009 at 6:05 PM.

This poem is truly amazing.
It is just a simple little poem,
But yet it says so much.
Emily Dickinson has an amazing way with words.
Her poems are so inspiring.

Taylor from United States
Comment 10 of 23, added on January 22nd, 2009 at 2:22 PM.

While some of you may be upset that the poem of which has been put to music
is being discussed, you should realize that it's still the same haunting
lyrics made only more beautiful and ethereal by melody and harmony. I'm
one of the lucky ones who gets to sing this, and it only makes me
appreciate it more.

Sarah from United States
Comment 9 of 23, added on April 20th, 2008 at 11:42 AM.

Do you know that " Will there really be a morning?" is also the title of a
very moving autobiography by Frances Farmer, who was a Hollywood star in
the 30's, before being sent to a lunatic asylum. This was her favorite poem
and reflected her own life.

Jean-Claude Laforge from Belgium
Comment 8 of 23, added on February 1st, 2008 at 5:57 PM.

This poen is pretty bad bloke but im a thinkind will there really be an end
to this song!!!!

samantha from Australia
Comment 7 of 23, added on January 14th, 2008 at 9:55 PM.

There are probably several settings of this poem, but Craig Hella Johnson's
SA version is spectacularly beautiful.
For Jeremy - if you've never seen a lily pad it is an amazing round
floating object, not dissimilar to a webbed foot. Of course it is the
lightest footprint ever, floating on water, as gentle as her other metaphor
of a bird's feather. I think it is an incredible way to envision a
"morning" or awakening when you have been secluded (as Dickinson was),
depressed, or "asleep" to life.

Joanna from United States
Comment 6 of 23, added on January 11th, 2008 at 9:06 AM.

I have to answer a question on how water lilies have "feet" according to
Emily Dickinson, anyone has suggestions?

Jeremy from India
Comment 5 of 23, added on March 29th, 2007 at 10:35 AM.

This poem is so deep and beautiful. I love it!!

Jada from United States
Comment 4 of 23, added on March 11th, 2007 at 9:05 PM.

This comment section should be about the POEM not the song! The poem by
Dickinson should be discussed here.

Brian from United States

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 101. Will there really be a "Morning"?
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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