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Analysis and comments on Going to Him! Happy letter! by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 7 of 63, added on September 28th, 2011 at 4:37 AM.
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Comment 6 of 63, added on March 26th, 2009 at 9:06 AM.

I agree with Javi. She is speaking with the letter that she never deliever
to the man she loves. From this poem, I can feel that she hesitate if tell
him she love him. but apparetly she sort of dare not to. She is still like
a little girl who keep their love as a secret. I think this poem is very
sweet :) I love it!

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Comment 5 of 63, added on May 24th, 2008 at 6:51 AM.

it's his move, of course, so she must be fantasizing about his

Comment 4 of 63, added on May 23rd, 2008 at 11:39 AM.

hey.. i think the interpretation that she is writing to the one she loves,
or actually wanting to write, may be right, but i quite don't understand
why she wrote a relatet poem, that speaks of HER?
i don't know why they left it out anyway (maybe i just oversaw it?), here
it is:

Going- to- Her!
Happy- Letter!
Tell Her-
Tell Her- the page i never wrote!
Tell Her, I only said- te Syntax-
And left the Verb and Pronoun- out!
Tell her just how the fingers- hurried-
Then- how they- stammered- slow- slow-
And then- you wished you had eyes- in your pages-
So you could see- what moved- them so-

Tell her- it wasn't a practised writer-
You guessed-
From the way the sentence- toiled-
You could hear the Bodice- tug- behind you-
As if it held but the might of a child!
You almost pitied- it- you- it worked so-
Tell her- no- you may quibble- there-
For it would split Her Heart- to know it-
And then- you and I- were silenter!

Tell her- Day- finished- before we- finished
And the old Clock kept neighing- ''Day''!
And you- got sleepy- and begged to be ended-
What could it- hinder so- to say?
Tell her- just how she sealed- you- Cautious!
But if she ask ''where are you hid''- until the evening-
Ah! Be bashful!
Gesture Coquette-
And shake your head!

That's it. I think if you know this one, too, it is in way much easier to
interpret it because you can compare, but it also brings a lot of new
questions with it..:D

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 494. Going to Him! Happy letter!
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
Viewed: 548 times
Poem of the Day: Feb 28 2002

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