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Analysis and comments on Did the Harebell loose her girdle by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 2 of 60, added on September 29th, 2008 at 5:49 PM.

Vulgar or bawdy yes, but it's just like her to pose the second stanza --
which analogizes consummated desire to expulsion from Eden, and then posits
God is Godly only by virtue of our inability to consummate a proximity to
Him/Her.
The "mote of pearl" is what you get for successfully "persuading"
"paradise" -- and that's about as sexy an image as I know in ED.



Jonathan Howland from United States
Comment 1 of 60, added on August 26th, 2007 at 4:08 PM.

I love this poem. It's a complete hoot. Who knew Emily Dickinson could be
be vulgar? You can just about hear two women gossiping over the fence.
"Did you hear about .... ?" "Oh really...?" "Well! I always said she had
a loose girdle..."

I'm working on an illustration/cartoon for this. Email me if you'd like to
see it.



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Information about Did the Harebell loose her girdle

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 213. Did the Harebell loose her girdle
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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Poem of the Day: Mar 24 2003


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