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Analysis and comments on I took my Power in my Hand -- by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 6 of 23, added on August 27th, 2010 at 11:32 AM.

Sorry John but I can't quite catch what you mean. Your comment is such an
oxymoron...
First, you say that you can't see the interest in commenting on poems and
analyzing them. Well, it's the basic principle of literary criticism, which
anyone can dislike. I perfectly understand that you don't like it. But then
you can assume that you're being intolerant with people who love it. We
know we can't find out what the poet really meant when he/she wrote a poem,
but what's interesting for people who read literature is to confront our
ideas with others.
Anyway. You don't seem to be liking literature, so my question is this :
why are you posting comments on a poetry site??

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Comment 5 of 23, added on March 14th, 2010 at 1:32 PM.
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Honest this takes no skill at all to write.
and you can interpert this anyway you want. Who are we or the english
teachers to say what this lady truely meant when she wrote this stuff. For
all we know this can mean something completely different. Im tired of
having asignments to analize poems that can be interperted 100 different
ways.

John from United States
Comment 4 of 23, added on January 24th, 2008 at 9:34 PM.

In school, we had analyzed this poem. My friend and I had came up with
pretty much the same idea as you, Jenni.

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Information about I took my Power in my Hand --

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 540. I took my Power in my Hand --
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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Poem of the Day: Jun 25 2013


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