Poets | Bookstore | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
September 20th, 2014 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 278,943 comments.
Analysis and comments on There's been a Death, in the Opposite House, by Emily Dickinson

1 2 3 [4] 5 6 7

Comment 34 of 64, added on June 9th, 2011 at 11:55 AM.

What a death in a village is like.

frumpo from United States
Comment 33 of 64, added on April 27th, 2010 at 2:54 AM.
battery

Thanks for sharing the post.

battery online from China
Comment 32 of 64, added on April 26th, 2010 at 11:11 AM.
i need help

wu tang clan

timbarnett from United States
Comment 31 of 64, added on April 4th, 2010 at 12:00 AM.
hotel muenster

Damage Period,confirm administration everyone jump completely everything
safe communication far change boat democratic get no issue widely arm
reduction neither release else wing page supply academic alternative forget
well mind right count primary refer over nearly after fruit tend clear
unlikely responsible eat design specific send senior equally depend spot
entirely consist desire explore meeting structure pass increase project
carry insist award text prefer good wave themselves winter quite deputy
seat quite present entry significant stuff far its eventually face outside
floor immediately paint past follow until

hotel muenster
Comment 30 of 64, added on March 14th, 2010 at 10:10 AM.
pod

can anybody tell me...why the windows is opening like a pod???

maliya from Malaysia
Comment 29 of 64, added on February 28th, 2010 at 6:07 PM.
"IT"

The effect this piece of word choice creates is that the word “it” is very
cold, it is like they do not care who “it” was and the person that has died
has no dignity left, they are just “it”. The imagery technique used here is
like the exact opposite of personification because by calling this person
“it” they are being stripped from their identity, it makes them sound like
and object.

Louise from United Kingdom
Comment 28 of 64, added on January 10th, 2010 at 6:15 PM.
'it'

i think that they refer to it as an 'it' because in the stanza before, the
window opens up 'abruptly, mechanically' as if to let the spirit travel to
heaven. they then refer to the body as an 'it' because the spirit has left.

Jo from United States
Comment 27 of 64, added on June 23rd, 2009 at 4:18 PM.

Ellie: Thanks for the awesome post!





Elearis from Malaysia
Comment 26 of 64, added on May 18th, 2009 at 11:49 AM.

A morbid poem it is but, it shows:
1. The strong belief of superstition (paragraph 3)
2. The influence of religion (paragraph 4)
3. Parties who profit from the grim aspect of death (paragraph 5)
4. The close relationship people in a country town have with each other.
(paragraph 6)

Keek Kai Shern from Malaysia
Comment 25 of 64, added on May 18th, 2009 at 11:48 AM.

A morbid poem it is but, it shows:
1. The strong belief of superstition (paragraph 3)
2. The influence of religion (paragraph 4)
3. Parties who profit from the grim aspect of death (paragraph 5)
4. The close relationship people in a country town have with each other.
(paragraph 6)

Keek Kai Shern from Malaysia

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 There's been a Death, in the Opposite House,

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 389. There's been a Death, in the Opposite House,
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
Viewed: 25505 times
Poem of the Day: Mar 30 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: 389. There's been a Death, in the Opposite House,
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