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Analysis and comments on I like to see it lap the Miles -- by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 12 of 242, added on February 4th, 2008 at 11:42 PM.

In my opinion, this poem isnt quite poetry. but it does use iambic
tetrameter and it has imagery and symbolism and personification. So you
believe what you want.. but im my opinion, poetry means something more than
just, "industrialization is good." Poetry should come from the heart about
something close to the heart, and let me tell you, with emily dickinson's
history, technology isnt exactly the closest thing to her heart.

Sarah from United Kingdom
Comment 11 of 242, added on December 25th, 2007 at 2:09 PM.

It's definitely a train. Feeds itself at tanks, quarry pares where it fits
its ribs (this is a tunnel through rock in a moutainside) and hooting
downhill with its whistle. It does also remind me of how a poet feels when
they write a good poem, too, though. I imagine Emily identified with the
power of the iron horse. (locomotive)

Comment 10 of 242, added on December 12th, 2007 at 11:19 PM.

The poem is about her observing a train. Because during her time trains
were a huge new trend and it amazed people at the technological
advancements being made. So naturally she is going to praise it.

Melissa from United States
Comment 9 of 242, added on February 20th, 2006 at 1:30 PM.

I thought it was a great poem it has a type of simplistic tune that you do
not see very often with Emily Dickinson 2 thumbs way upppp

shelby from United States
Comment 8 of 242, added on January 29th, 2006 at 9:00 AM.

Could it be possible that "it" maybe a river or a fast flowing body of

harsh from United States
Comment 7 of 242, added on January 22nd, 2006 at 7:25 PM.

I don't understand how anyone in their right mind could say they like this
poem or Emiy Dickinson's poetry for that matter. Robert Frost was a poet
she was just someone writing confusing pieces without any real meaning.
Basically I think her and her poetry sucks and I hate that it was assigned
to me in College. If anyone is offended by this message to bad its my
opinion GO HUG A TREE!

Caitlin from United States
Comment 6 of 242, added on November 26th, 2005 at 3:25 AM.

I was required to do some reserch on this poem.By the way,it really
impressed me deeply!

jocelyn周 from China
Comment 5 of 242, added on November 20th, 2005 at 1:32 PM.

this is one of my favorite poems. when i read it i thought it was a horse
but when i looked more closely i discovered that is was more likely a
personification of a train. who actually knows but emily? great images and
word choices. awesome poem.

rachael from United States
Comment 4 of 242, added on October 24th, 2005 at 2:31 PM.

Emily Dickinson is a very clever woman. "it" could be the wind, a train, a
horse. it has many possibilities

Cindy from Canada
Comment 3 of 242, added on August 14th, 2005 at 9:15 PM.

The poem is is simple as it is. But its simplicity of comparison amuses me
because the author is able to use figurative language at its best!

Anna Lissa Aquino from Philippines

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 585. I like to see it lap the Miles --
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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