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Analysis and comments on There's a certain Slant of light, by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 51 of 244, added on February 5th, 2012 at 8:23 PM.

This poem is about a certain slant of light. Ifyou have never seen the
slant of light Emily describes, you cannot understand the poem.If you have,
the poem is easy.

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Comment 48 of 244, added on September 14th, 2010 at 2:34 PM.
just an idea

This poem is about her watching a wedding. It hurts her because she has
never been married. The pain can not be shown on her physically. 'But
internal difference,Where the meanings are' her heart ache's. When she sees
love happen it's like the world stands still 'When it comes, the Landscape
listens --
Shadows -- hold their breath ' but when it's over and the married couple
are finished displaying affection publicly it's depressing to her because
she may feel like she will never have that and it's in the 'distance' and
it hurts so much because it might never come at all it's as if 'the look of

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Comment 47 of 244, added on July 2nd, 2010 at 1:57 PM.

A feeling of despair when looking on a winter afternoon.

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Comment 46 of 244, added on January 22nd, 2010 at 12:19 AM.

When you analyze a poem you can't think about what you want the poem to
mean. The entire poem is describing this slant of light. It oppresses and
hurts us. The poem is not about hope at all. It is about sadness, an

Comment 45 of 244, added on January 22nd, 2010 at 12:10 AM.

Ola B is right the slant of light is referring to depression or sadness not
hope. The light "hurts" and causes "internal difference". Dickenson also
infers that it is from God by saying it is an "imperial affliction sent us
of the air", and calling it "heavenly hurt".


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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 258. There's a certain Slant of light,
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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Poem of the Day: Aug 4 2002

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