Poets | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
June 28th, 2017 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 326,043 comments.
Analysis and comments on Like eyes that looked on Wastes by Emily Dickinson

Comment 2 of 2, added on April 15th, 2014 at 10:52 PM.
garcinia cambogia extract

garcinia cambogia review

Victornat from Spain
Comment 1 of 2, added on March 19th, 2006 at 2:11 PM.

The poem “Like Eyes that Looked on Wastes” is a poem that deals with
Emily’s identity problem and is key in understanding Emily’s life as a
daughter. She denies reality which only creates more confusion about her
identity and she haunts herself about being a poet in a woman’s body. The
poem is like she is looking into a mirror in which two separate selves, a
poet and a woman, emerge in a face to face encounter. In the second stanza
she looks into the mirror and sees a hopeless and endless procession of
nothing, which is herself. She then realizes that the self that creates the
mask of the daughter is the same self that creates the poetry, not two
separate selves.

Grace from United States

Share |

Information about Like eyes that looked on Wastes

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 458. Like eyes that looked on Wastes
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
Viewed: 5765 times

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: 458. Like eyes that looked on Wastes
By: Emily Dickinson

Name: (required)
E-mail Address: (required)
Show E-mail Address:
Yes No
Poem Comments:

Poem Info

Dickinson Info
Copyright © 2000-2015 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links