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Analysis and comments on To lose one's faith -- surpass by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 3 of 90, added on June 3rd, 2011 at 10:27 AM.

There is just one apostasy. We come into this world (or into my particular
family in 19th-century Amherst, MA) believing in God. If we lose or reject
that faith, we will never get it back.

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Comment 2 of 90, added on July 4th, 2009 at 9:15 PM.

I find that my previous analysis covered most aspects of this poem. At this
time I would like to give additional analysis on the poem. The poem also
reveals that Emily was feeling a little empty when she wrote the poem. she
compared the loss of an estate (one of her family's most precious
possessions) to the loss of her faith. With her illness, ld age and many
other issues burdening her, faith was her most prized possession. I feel
that this poem explains he depth of sorrow and pain that emily Dickinson
was experiencing in her old age.

My name is keto Sackie, i'm 15 years old and i'm a student at Westdale
Secondary School, Hamilton, ON.If anyone would like to further discuss this
poem please contact me at ksackie5934@live.ca

thank you!

Keto Sackie from Canada
Comment 1 of 90, added on January 12th, 2009 at 7:05 PM.

in this poem, Emily Dickinson conveys that loosing one's faith is as if
loosing your vision in life. she goes on to explain that faith cannot be
replenished. she was basically saying that faith is superor to any material

Keto Sackie from Canada

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 377. To lose one's faith -- surpass
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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Poem of the Day: Jan 24 2002

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