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Comment 7 of 67, 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 67, 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 67, 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
Comment 4 of 67, 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,
Comment 3 of 67, 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 :)
from United States
Comment 2 of 67, 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 67, 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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