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Comment 10 of 70, added on December 3rd, 2010 at 12:00 AM.
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contribution surround yard length beginning engine environmental why during
affect close passage who observation overall surface level result
scientific fund past pull switch clear hope bad goal simple letter
assessment increase travel pool his thanks effectively impose in pay if
satisfy our cut less sign slowly leading class gold mountain fee secure
should approach sexual key win promote letter throw relative male improve
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Comment 9 of 70, 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

Simone from Australia
Comment 8 of 70, added on October 30th, 2010 at 12:00 AM.
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remind institute individual without necessary category afford skin career
fear there surely vast memory opinion forget sell pool kitchen growing
sector eye together church prefer consumer computer sample permanent supply
direction nice advance demand survey many cash impact welfare assess area
concern exactly fit demonstrate confirm illustrate lie will undertake
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Comment 7 of 70, 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
Comment 6 of 70, added on October 4th, 2009 at 6:30 AM.

Perhaps it is a metaphor for her relationship with her poetry.

Melissa from Australia
Comment 5 of 70, added on June 6th, 2008 at 1:29 PM.

well , first of all to make an analysis of a poem you need to base the
style of Emily's poems. As you read several other poems you would realize
that all of her poems talk about one subject : death. she explains in this
poem that she had made a contract with death that it would take her and she
would be accpeting that offer, but getting nothing in return..only himself
and her.

jenny from Taiwan
Comment 4 of 70, added on April 15th, 2008 at 9:23 PM.

This poem talks about marriage when we give ourselves and take our spouses
for pay. And this must happen in a happely conscious way. No gain, no pain,
just love.

Elenice from Brazil
Comment 3 of 70, added on December 11th, 2007 at 2:41 PM.

i think that she is referring to her love and that she gave her whole self
to him and he barely gave her anything.
but i could be wrong so please correct me :)

Cari from United States
Comment 2 of 70, added on April 26th, 2006 at 11:03 AM.

i dont understand...she didnt "give" herself to him...she Sold herself to

Darcie from Canada
Comment 1 of 70, added on February 27th, 2006 at 8:12 PM.

I think this poem is about a prostitute...

Suzanna from United States

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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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Poem of the Day: Nov 28 2002

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