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

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Comment 8 of 238, added on January 29th, 2006 at 9:00 AM.

Could it be possible that "it" maybe a river or a fast flowing body of
water...somehow?

harsh from United States
Comment 7 of 238, 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 238, 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 238, 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 238, 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 238, 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
Comment 2 of 238, added on December 9th, 2004 at 4:23 PM.

This is such a good poem!!!

Hannah Rachnid from Congo, Democratic Republic of
Comment 1 of 238, added on December 1st, 2004 at 6:43 PM.

"I Like to See It Lap the Miles" compares a train to a horse. The narrator
enjoys watching and is amazed at "it". The portrayer doesn't like it when
"it"

Jackie Castaneda from United States

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Information about I like to see it lap the Miles --

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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