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Analysis and comments on I'm "wife" -- I've finished that by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 9 of 894, added on December 16th, 2011 at 6:37 AM.

i feel that in the beginning of the poem she compares the life of a young
girl and then of a women.she says that,she has finished the so called
duties of a wife but as a women she feels that she is the emperor now and
she feels safer than before.she says that tells about the pain undergone by
the young girls and she refers the domestic life as an eclipse.she says the
one suffers would feel the pain but who see it from outside think it as
comfort. she ends the poem on a sarcastic note that its better not to
compare things and she says to stop she being a wife.

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Comment 8 of 894, added on October 2nd, 2011 at 1:58 PM.
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Well,for me I PERCEIVE THAT EMILY WANT US TO UNDERSTAND THAT ONCE YOU
ENTERED ANOTHER STAGE OF BEING A WOMAN,YOU NEED NOW TO BE MUCH RESPONSIBLE,
MUCH SERIOUS AND MUCH STRONGER THAT YOU MUST FORGET THE ATTITUDE OF BEING A
GIRL WHOM EVERY WOMAN ALREADY UNDERGONE THIS STAGE...SO STOP TO BE IMMATURE
FOR YOU ARE NOW IN A COMPLICATED AND THE HIGHEST STAGE OF BEING A WOMAN!

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Comment 6 of 894, added on October 12th, 2007 at 10:10 AM.

My feeling is that Emily may be mocking someone who is newly married and
perhaps has "sniffed" at Emily, but that in fact, she is deeply jealous and
does understand that being married "eclipses" girlhood. She no doubt did
long for the state of marriage where she could be the Tzar of her own
household and get away from her father.

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Comment 5 of 894, added on July 6th, 2007 at 10:19 PM.

This poem is about an uneasy-contradictory feeling of a young woman who is
turning into a woman, especially a wife that seems "safer and more
comfortable", but stopping her from becoming a full human being with no
self empowerment and self identity anymore. That's why she calls the
marriage as an eclipse--though a soft one because of her uneasy (read
unsatisfied) but culturally obligated feeling on marriage. Basically, she
is not satisfied with the marriage life; and that's why she keeps comparing
(though she says 'why compare?') herself from the beginning to the end of
the poem.

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Information about I'm "wife" -- I've finished that

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 199. I'm "wife" -- I've finished that
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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Poem of the Day: Apr 21 2007


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