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Comment 1 of 51, added on March 10th, 2008 at 1:06 PM.

This poem could probably most easily be taken to mean Emily's gift as a
poet, that's what she's talking about--her gold and riches are her inborn
artistry. Or...can it be more? Emily's family was among the wealthiest and
most prominent in Amherst and she possibly did get murmured about by her
classmates as being "the rich girl." Perhaps she feels guilty or uneasy or
angry about that?


Jeff from United States

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Information about It was given to me by the Gods

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 454. It was given to me by the Gods
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
Viewed: 753 times
Poem of the Day: Jul 23 2003


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