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

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Comment 8 of 68, added on March 7th, 2012 at 5:13 PM.

fFE3mP Im thankful for the article.Really looking forward to read more.
Keep writing.

Adobe OEM Software from Yemen
Comment 7 of 68, added on September 28th, 2011 at 4:37 AM.
English lit

this is shit. bitch is crazy. Are anaylsis is great.

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Comment 6 of 68, 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!

Fay from China
Comment 5 of 68, 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 68, 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

gabse from Germany
Comment 3 of 68, added on April 24th, 2006 at 8:29 PM.

the person in this poem is talking to the actual letter that she wrote...
she starts off with going to him! happy letter! she tells the letter to
tell the dude whos getting what she couldnt or didnt dare to write... that
she was confused... emily dickinson is always insecure in this poem due to
that she uses a lot of dashes because she cant find the words... and she
didnt even mail this letter, when she asks, but is he ask you where you are
hid, until tomorrow happy letter.. that reffers to if the guy that "gets"
it ask ok now where is the actual letter? where is it hid? it means he
didnt get it therefore she didnt send it!... thats what i think anyway...

Javi from Chile
Comment 2 of 68, added on December 13th, 2005 at 5:28 PM.

Is she trying to tell him that she loves him? And somehow she couldn't
seem to find the words until just now? This is very different then Emily
Dickenson's many other poems!

Dani from United States
Comment 1 of 68, added on September 29th, 2005 at 2:15 PM.

Does anyone understand what is going on in this poem? I am so confused on
what to think... Is the writer a she? and who ever it is, is it talking to
the letter? And also, at the end, why is it said and if he asks don't say
where you are hid... what's that all about?

Bridgette from United States

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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: 780 times
Poem of the Day: Feb 28 2002

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