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Comment 9 of 66, added on November 29th, 2010 at 9:53 PM.

Emily Dickinsonís message may have been that belonging to nature was more
satisfying and safer than belonging to a single person in matrimony
A sense of reassurance maybe

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Comment 7 of 66, added on November 27th, 2009 at 8:18 PM.
I gave myself to him

Perhaps it is about conforming to societal expectations for individuals to
marry. I read it to mean that the institution of marriage is sweeter from
the outsider's point of view; that the mystique of the sanctity of marriage
fades with time - "but till the merchant buy/still fable in the Isle of
Spice/the subtle cargoes lie." I think Dickinson is saying that individuals
feel so much pressure to conform to the values of society that they are
willing to sacrifice their own happiness and sense of self to achieve some
degree of social acceptance.

Amy from Australia

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Information about I gave myself to Him --

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 580. I gave myself to Him --
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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