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Comment 14 of 74, added on January 24th, 2010 at 8:09 PM.

It seems like whenever Emily writes a poem about nature it has a double
meaning, but I really haven't a clue. The sunset part makes me wonder if
she's referring to someone slipping away from her b4 she knew it, but I
don't know what that someone/something would be.

Abi from United States
Comment 13 of 74, added on May 12th, 2009 at 4:41 PM.

I think that this poem doesnt really have any metaphorical meaning i think
she is just talking about how beautiful the sunrise is. Among other things,
she wrote about nature and the little things in life most people didnt
notice. So i think with this she is just trying to show the beauty in
something as simplistic as the sun rise.

Allie from United States
Comment 12 of 74, added on April 12th, 2009 at 4:50 PM.

I no it's a gr8 poem. It has amazing IMAGERY, but I still don't get the
metaphorical meanin behind it. If any1 gets it , it is always nice to share
your thinking. Anyways, really nice poem.

mel from Canada
Comment 11 of 74, added on March 18th, 2009 at 6:58 PM.

This poem is so beautiful. I love the desciptions that she uses. I can just
close my eyes and see the whole thing happening...

Rachel from United States
Comment 10 of 74, added on February 26th, 2008 at 4:34 PM.

I see a lot more in this poem than just beautiful imagery of the sun rise.
I feel like this is more about her feelings about religion and its effects
on innocence. I know it seeems a little far out, but her background
supports this analysis.

I See More from United States
Comment 9 of 74, added on May 7th, 2007 at 1:37 AM.

do you think its really just an imagery-focused poem about the sunrise or
did she mean for it to have a hidden meaning

iloveemilydickinson from United States
Comment 8 of 74, added on October 12th, 2005 at 5:07 PM.

I don't like poems very much but this one mmakes you think about all the
simple things in life.

---Poem Hater--- from United States
Comment 7 of 74, added on July 24th, 2005 at 10:07 PM.

This poem really gets you thinking. It kinda confused me when I first read
it but after figuring out what it meant exactly I think it had an awesome
meaning to it, and a great way of expressing what she was trying to
express. It was great.

Kaylie Partridge from United States
Comment 6 of 74, added on March 5th, 2005 at 3:18 PM.

This is a beautiful poem, and not confusing and boring like most others
I've read. What beautiful imagery!

Mary-Clare from United States
Comment 5 of 74, added on January 18th, 2005 at 8:19 AM.

I really like this poem. It took me a little while before i understood what
it ment, but I feel it is very powerful and i can picture it in my mind!

Kayla from United States

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 318. I'll tell you how the Sun rose
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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Poem of the Day: May 3 2002


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