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Analysis and comments on It was not Death, for I stood up, by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 6 of 296, added on June 3rd, 2005 at 12:21 AM.

NOT "Without a change, or Spar --"
but instead, "Without a chance, or Spar --"

"Change" doesn't make sense

Todd Victor Leone from United States
Comment 5 of 296, added on June 3rd, 2005 at 12:17 AM.

No one has ever captured in words the experience of despair as well
Dickinson did in this poem -- it's simply brilliant.

Todd Victor Leone from United States
Comment 4 of 296, added on April 25th, 2005 at 9:56 AM.

Btw Beth, i dont think henry was meaning anything bad when he said she was
craving another woman. Anyways, Emily's peoms are so brilliant. She seems
so sad sometimes.

Amber from United States
Comment 3 of 296, added on February 24th, 2005 at 9:22 AM.

Kdkdu....LOSERS! The syllable arrangement in the poem is of extreme
measures. And by the way, Henry Ford, I am a lesbian and I do not
appreciate your insensitive remarks toward my sexual tendencies.

Beth Randon from Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan)
Comment 2 of 296, added on February 23rd, 2005 at 9:06 AM.

Dude, you're an idiot. This poem clearly is not about jelly donuts. It's
obvious that Dickinson is a lesbion and is craving another woman. It's
plain and simple my friend. You're logic and reason just does not stack up
to my brilliance.

Henry Ford from United States
Comment 1 of 296, added on February 22nd, 2005 at 9:35 AM.

this poem is about food. Dickinson is craving a nice jelly donut. She is
going to die if she doesn't get a jelly donut

Matt Bronson from United States

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Information about It was not Death, for I stood up,

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 510. It was not Death, for I stood up,
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
Viewed: 19897 times
Poem of the Day: Jun 10 2002

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