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Analysis and comments on There's been a Death, in the Opposite House, by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 37 of 97, added on September 16th, 2011 at 3:40 AM.
Hi, few questions for you to help with


hichudlod from New Zealand
Comment 36 of 97, added on July 29th, 2011 at 12:12 PM.

Heck yeah bay-bee keep them cmonig!

Romby from El Salvador
Comment 35 of 97, added on July 28th, 2011 at 1:41 PM.

Heck yeah this is eacxtly what I needed.

Butch from Romania
Comment 34 of 97, added on June 9th, 2011 at 11:55 AM.

What a death in a village is like.

frumpo from United States
Comment 33 of 97, added on April 27th, 2010 at 2:54 AM.

Thanks for sharing the post.

battery online from China
Comment 32 of 97, added on April 26th, 2010 at 11:11 AM.
i need help

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timbarnett from United States
Comment 31 of 97, added on April 4th, 2010 at 12:00 AM.
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hotel muenster
Comment 30 of 97, added on March 14th, 2010 at 10:10 AM.

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

maliya from Malaysia
Comment 29 of 97, added on February 28th, 2010 at 6:07 PM.

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 97, added on January 10th, 2010 at 6:15 PM.

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

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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: 27549 times
Poem of the Day: Mar 30 2002

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