Poets | Bookstore | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
October 20th, 2014 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 279,055 comments.
Analysis and comments on Why -- do they shut Me out of Heaven? by Emily Dickinson

1 2 3 4 5 6 [7]

Comment 5 of 65, added on March 7th, 2012 at 5:56 PM.
HlSzkxRZYLIipjT

Mi8Cw3 I really liked your article.Really thank you! Really Great.

Adobe OEM Software from Luxembourg
Comment 4 of 65, added on January 16th, 2012 at 7:26 PM.

This poem speaks to me about a person who wants to meet God on their own
terms. The speaker muses that her behavior (possibly singing too loud)
might be keeping her out of heaven and that she might have to change-by
becoming more timid and more considerate. However she only muses on all
this for just a short time because she goes right back to the behavior
that she suspects is keeping her out of heaven in the first place-singing
too loud.

Marsha from United States
Comment 3 of 65, added on June 24th, 2010 at 5:37 PM.

Why won't God accept me?

frumpo from United States
Comment 2 of 65, added on April 20th, 2007 at 4:15 AM.

This poem to me shows how Dickinson saw society casting her out. She uses
the metaphore of heaven to show it truly pains her that they see her as not
fit to part of what they have. She debates at the end of the poem if she
would treat them the same way, but sees that she would have a hard time
using the metaphor of a priest or an angel perhapse.

Stacy
Comment 1 of 65, added on November 12th, 2004 at 1:40 PM.

When Aaron Copland set this poem into "The twelve poems of Emily Dickinson"
he used "sing" instead of "say" in "but I can "Sing" a little minor." I
dont' know if this is due to the fact that he had a different version of if
there was a typo somewhere along the way, but since the song uses the
metaphor of singing as a key to get to heaven, I think it makes more sense
to substitute sing there.

annemarie from United States

This poem has been commented on more than 10 times. Click below to see the other comments.
1 2 3 4 5 6 [7]
Share |


Information about Why -- do they shut Me out of Heaven?

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 248. Why -- do they shut Me out of Heaven?
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
Viewed: 766 times
Poem of the Day: Feb 1 2002


Add Comment

Do you have any comments, criticism, paraphrasis or analysis of this poem that you feel would assist other visitors in understanding this poem better? If they are accepted, they will be added to this page of American Poems. Together we can build a wealth of information, but it will take some discipline and determination.

Do not post questions, pleas for homework help or anything of the sort, as these types of comments will be removed. The proper place for questions is the poetry forum.

Please note that after you post a comment, it can take up to an hour before it is visible on the website! Rest assured that your comment is not lost, so don't enter your comment again.

Comment on: 248. Why -- do they shut Me out of Heaven?
By: Emily Dickinson

Name: (required)
E-mail Address: (required)
Country:
Show E-mail Address:
Yes No
Subject:
Poem Comments:

Poem Info

Dickinson Info
Copyright © 2000-2012 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links | Bookstore