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Comment 38 of 168, added on May 13th, 2010 at 4:52 PM.
who knows!

Who the hell said she was writing about herself.

MIA
Comment 37 of 168, added on May 13th, 2010 at 4:52 PM.
who knows!

Who the hell said she was writing about herself.

MIA
Comment 36 of 168, added on May 13th, 2010 at 4:52 PM.
who knows!

Who the hell said she was writing about herself.

MIA
Comment 35 of 168, added on May 13th, 2010 at 4:52 PM.
who knows!

Who the hell said she was writing about herself.

MIA
Comment 34 of 168, added on May 13th, 2010 at 4:52 PM.
who knows!

Who the hell said she was writing about herself.

MIA
Comment 33 of 168, added on May 13th, 2010 at 4:52 PM.
who knows!

Who the hell said she was writing about herself.

MIA
Comment 32 of 168, added on May 13th, 2010 at 4:52 PM.
who knows!

Who the hell said she was writing about herself.

MIA
Comment 31 of 168, added on May 13th, 2010 at 4:52 PM.
who knows!

Who the hell said she was writing about herself.

MIA
Comment 30 of 168, added on November 30th, 2009 at 3:55 AM.
Read you babbling idiots

It angers me how F-ING IGNORANT some of these interpretations are.

The one that died for Beauty is NOT a woman,
YOU GODDAMN ILLITERATES.
Consider the diction "Brethren" and "Kinsmen" that Dickinson used to
describe the relationship between the two - they are two male companions.
Not that gender of these subjects would matter much,
but it is highly annoying as people automatically assume that a woman must
be the one that died for beauty because apparently women aspire to become
beautiful.
And thinking that Emily Dickinson died aspiring to be beautiful is simply
absurd and just stupid and just f-ing stupid and dishonoring of Emily
Dickinson's transcendental genius.
Emily Dickinson did not bother herself with those worldly, futile, trifling
matters; she was an enormously talented literary genius - She didn't wallow
in trivialities such as outward appearance as some of you seem to be
presuming her to be.

Of course the narrator that died for beauty is not an ugly girl that wanted
to be beautiful. DUMBF*CKS.

Wow from Canada
Comment 29 of 168, added on November 4th, 2009 at 6:35 PM.

I think this poem reveals Dickinsonís two contradicting personalities. She
explains to us how she feels about herself. She sets the scene in a
cemetery because she probably never reveals these feelings to others so she
buries them in herself. Dickinson explains to us that she cared about her
appearance (she speaks about beauty), but also wanted people to see the
real how she really is (she speaks about truth).

Marcos Gomez from United States

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Information about I died for Beauty -- but was scarce

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 449. I died for Beauty -- but was scarce
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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Poem of the Day: Feb 6 2004


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