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Analysis and comments on A slash of Blue by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 21 of 101, added on February 20th, 2007 at 11:36 AM.

i liked it.

becky! from New Zealand
Comment 20 of 101, added on February 18th, 2007 at 12:17 AM.

I agree with alot of people that this is a great poem by emily dickinson
about the about the civil war

Michael from United States
Comment 19 of 101, added on March 22nd, 2006 at 8:21 AM.

I THINK ITS A REALLY NEAT POEM BUT I DIDNT SEE THE MEANING ABOUT THE CIVIL
WAR BUT I CAN SEE WHY IT MAY BE THE IMAGERY OF THIS POEMS FELLS SO SURREAL
THAT U CAN ACTUALLY SEE THE SKY BEING COMPOSED

MARISOL from United States
Comment 18 of 101, added on February 14th, 2006 at 6:23 PM.

This is such an interesting poem with a double meaning. I love double
meanings, they are so neat. You know the person really thought out their
poem before making it, you know they hold it dear to their hearts, and hope
that other people will love it just like they do, which I hope we all do.

Janey from Canada
Comment 17 of 101, added on November 27th, 2005 at 4:47 PM.

wow i never thought about the whole idea of war is this poem but it makes
sense after awhile...
i love the double meaning

that gurl from Canada
Comment 16 of 101, added on November 13th, 2005 at 7:50 PM.

I am using this poem for an honors application and I love how it has two
meanings! Thanks for helping me out on the civil war meaning guys. I
couldn't have done it without you.

Jenny from United States
Comment 15 of 101, added on February 14th, 2005 at 11:44 AM.

I have to agree with dale(comment 13)on this poem I think it adressed it
perfectly.

owen from United States
Comment 14 of 101, added on January 25th, 2005 at 6:36 PM.

I am using this poem as part of a collabration that i am using for a
Forensics meet. I love that this poem has too meanings... The civil war and
the morning sun.

Katie from United States
Comment 13 of 101, added on January 18th, 2005 at 8:38 PM.

i love this poem ilove the sky! i love how the sun sets but is it truely
about the civil war? maybe it is maybe its not but it is a gorgeous poem!

jamie from United States
Comment 12 of 101, added on January 13th, 2005 at 8:35 PM.

this poem is definitely about the civil war. The civil war was one of the
most influential times on Dickinsons poetry. The slash of Blue is
representative of marching Union soldiers, while the streak of gray is the
confederates early in the morning. red patches could be representative of
the bandages used for the soldiers wounds. The evening sky is Emily's wish
for the war to finish. Purple slipped between might be cannon smoke as
shelooks out the window. ruby trousers hurried on is the wounded soldier
being stretchered quickly away. the repetition of morning sky elaborates on
how gruesome war is in a matter of moments. Maybe I'm completely off but
thats what I saw.

dale from United States

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 204. A slash of Blue
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
Viewed: 667 times
Poem of the Day: Oct 19 2003


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