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Analysis and comments on If you were coming in the Fall, by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 16 of 36, added on February 19th, 2009 at 1:20 AM.

All of you who think this poem is stupid, you're stupid. She lived before
you how dare you criticize what you dont know anything about. You dont like
it because you dont understand it you are just want something to make your
pathetic life seem more interesting. Do us a favor and shut up.

Evelyn from United States
Comment 15 of 36, added on February 7th, 2009 at 4:09 PM.

THis poem is soo confusing... i agree with anothony, she had no life... but
yea i hav to write about it. uuuuugh,...... booorin [sux]

Alejandra from United States
Comment 14 of 36, added on February 5th, 2009 at 11:04 AM.

for those of you that criticize and dislike this poem i do respect your
opinions. but when you don't have an argument to back it up, you need to
get off of this website. no, the poem isn't that great, but if you are
going to dis sonmebody's feelings that is dead you need to get a life. so
back off.

keisha from United States
Comment 13 of 36, added on October 6th, 2008 at 4:37 PM.

Emily Dickinson was a recluse. She fell in love with a married man and then
when he denied her she abandoned her life and stayed at home for the rest
of her life writing poems. So yes she is a loser in many regards and it
doesn't make any sense why people read poems about life lessons from a
person that did not experience a normal adult life. However being a recluse
she was very observant of her small world. But more importantly i have to
read these depressing poems for English and write up a bunch of bullshit
about it

anthony from United States
Comment 12 of 36, added on February 20th, 2008 at 12:04 PM.

This poem relates to where I am in life and, of course, I've taken a shine
to it because of that. While it seems so plainly written I believe there is
a depth to it that can not be interpreted right away and, rather, needs to
be contemplated in order to see the poem behind the poem.

By the way, Dickinson was never married, I don't believe she had cats, and
while you proclaim she 'has no life' please keep in mind that when you're
you'll be forgotten... and she'll be remembered forever.
For all your social activity you don't seem to register she gave up what
you have to lead a more pure life... which granted her immortality.

Daphne from United States
Comment 11 of 36, added on October 3rd, 2007 at 8:34 PM.

this poem suck and she is a crazyyyyyyyyy hefa...because all she writes
about is death and she is a lonely old woman with 56 cat and has no
life...o yea sits there and waits on her dead husband(dumb)...but back to
her and her no life...she has no lifeeeeeee....

Aaron from United States
Comment 10 of 36, added on October 3rd, 2007 at 8:15 PM.


Jenice from United States
Comment 9 of 36, added on April 7th, 2006 at 9:06 PM.

I think this poem about losing one who was loved, the absence and the
waiting. she was certain of her love for him, but she didn't know when they
will together. I have read this poem in many editor, and I finded word and
sentence that differ. i don't know which one the right text.

maya from Indonesia
Comment 8 of 36, added on January 10th, 2006 at 3:22 PM.

The first time I read this poem, I didn't appreciate it. Then I read it
again, and I realized how emily felt because I feel it everyday. That
feeling that draws you to someone. You love to see them smile, and you cry
when they are in pain. Even though you love them, they don't love you. But
you enjoy their presence even if they don't know that you exist.

Whitley Wright from United States
Comment 7 of 36, added on December 7th, 2005 at 10:59 AM.

Van Dieman's Land was meant to be a place far away from somewhere, as in
she would count her fingers until they "dropped" waaaaay down in Van
Dieman's Land, which would take forever

heather from United States

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 511. If you were coming in the Fall,
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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