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Analysis and comments on Water, is taught by thirst. by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 26 of 196, added on November 21st, 2008 at 10:53 AM.

i loved this poem but for some odd reason i didnt understand it in the
jbeggining but after reading it countless times i finally goty it!
its all about not taking people or things for grantedd!!!;)

YESENIA from Italy
Comment 25 of 196, added on November 17th, 2008 at 9:58 PM.

I chose to comment on this poem because I think Emily Dickinson is telling
an important message to mankind. This poem describes how people only care
to notice things once they are gone. Most people spend their time focusing
on things they dont have and forget about what is right infront of them.

Steven Howard from United States
Comment 24 of 196, added on October 28th, 2008 at 1:00 PM.

I really liked this poem just for the fact that emily is talking about a
loved one that she lost and how she misses that person alot, and also
because i have also lost someone that i cared about alot and this poem made
me remember our special times we use to spend together.

Isis Figueroa from United States
Comment 23 of 196, added on October 24th, 2008 at 7:42 AM.

I think this poem is dumb. It may be the stupidest piece of literature i
have ever read. Dickinson has had many better poems than this one.

Chad Grieser from United States
Comment 22 of 196, added on October 22nd, 2008 at 1:56 PM.

i love the poem because i had lost someone really close to me when i was
15. This poem had brought my spirit up just a little more.

Latoya from United States
Comment 21 of 196, added on September 18th, 2008 at 9:49 AM.

This poem really touched me, i lost someone who was really close to me and
i didnt realize how much i needed her and loved her until she was gone!

victoria from United States
Comment 20 of 196, added on June 2nd, 2008 at 9:03 AM.

Water flows freely through the tap, but it means so little until it dries
up. When I am thirsty I long for something that means so little to me. I
exist in a peaceful society, but I don't wake with gratitude everyday
because I have not experienced the lack of peace first hand.
I think we should all stop and look around us and learn to be grateful for
those things that are invisible to us until they are gone.

Jemima from United States
Comment 19 of 196, added on May 30th, 2008 at 10:12 AM.

This poems was great. It really touches you. it makes me appriciate
everything i have!

Heather from United States
Comment 18 of 196, added on February 21st, 2008 at 2:58 PM.

This poem is a very good poem, it realy made me think whats in my life that
i don't appreciate. You sould appreciate the thing you love or dont have
before there gone.

Rene R. from United States
Comment 17 of 196, added on February 20th, 2008 at 11:59 AM.

You don't know what you have until it's gone.

Linda from United States

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Information about Water, is taught by thirst.

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 135. Water, is taught by thirst.
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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Poem of the Day: Feb 13 2002


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