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Analysis and comments on "Heaven" -- is what I cannot reach! by Emily Dickinson

Comment 7 of 7, added on June 21st, 2010 at 4:07 PM.

Certain pictures from Nature remind me that God is distant.

frumpo from United States
Comment 6 of 7, added on April 10th, 2007 at 10:04 AM.

i lvoe this poem so much it touch my heart... its just like my life.. what
ever i want i have to try hard to get it.. omg id love this poem sooo
much.. id sure get a tattoo on my arm of tis poem

al martenz from United Kingdom
Comment 5 of 7, added on March 14th, 2006 at 3:42 AM.

this is my first comment on her poem, today i happen to read one of hers
entitled" i am nobody", i take to like her and her poems

seashell from United States
Comment 4 of 7, added on February 13th, 2006 at 9:19 PM.

I REALLY like this poem! It makes me want to touch the sky! It really does!
I had to memorize it for my 5th grade teachers and all of the other kids!
And two years later I look back and realize it wasn't that bad!

Katey from United States
Comment 3 of 7, added on April 24th, 2005 at 3:48 PM.

I dOn'T rEaLlY UnDeRsTaNd ThE sEcOnD sTaNzA oF tHiS pOeM. It'S cOnFuSiNg.
BuT bEsIdEs ThAt, ThE pOeM iS pReTtY gOoD.

i love all my cool kids out there!

__//*DaNiEllE*\\__

Danielle from United States
Comment 2 of 7, added on November 8th, 2004 at 9:36 AM.

I think in this poem Dickinson expressed her loss of faith in God.
Heaven/paradise appears to be alluring and it decoys people to pursue,
however, it would spurn them when they really believe in it. The analogy of
the a[pple on the tree is well used.

Fanny Pan from China
Comment 1 of 7, added on October 27th, 2004 at 6:38 PM.

I love this poem. It touches my heart. Just if she were alive today i could
tell her that myself.
Do you understand this poem, well i do,
This is exactly how i fell,
I just want to ask her Why did you write this when did you write this. BUt
i never will be

Michelle from United States

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Information about "Heaven" -- is what I cannot reach!

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 239. "Heaven" -- is what I cannot reach!
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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Poem of the Day: Apr 4 2002


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