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Analysis and comments on The difference between Despair by Emily Dickinson

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What despair is like.

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Comment 2 of 11, added on January 10th, 2006 at 9:59 PM.

Emily Dickinson continues to amaze me with her talent at shoving so much
emotion and understanding and beauty into such a short poem. This poem
perfectly describes the two emotions she's tackled...despair and fear, and
how closely they are related. I wish she would have kept going with this
one. It's subtle strength and insistence is overpowering, and demands that
you pay all your attention to it, in case you miss something critical.
Rereading and rereading this gives me a better sense of where she was
coming from, but we will never ever be able to know exactly what she was
feeling at the time of writing this. She is an amazing poet, and I strive
to have just one moment of clarity in my writing that she seems to have in
all of hers. Once again...WOW.

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 305. The difference between Despair
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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Poem of the Day: Jul 11 2008

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