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Comment 5 of 25, added on March 21st, 2010 at 3:52 PM.
request help from Joshua to I years had been from home poem.
I read your comment to Emily Dickinson poem, 'I Years had been from Home'
and I find your analysis brilliant.I have several questions about this poem
and I will appreciate if you help me to answer them because it is hard for
me to understand this poem.
1. Who or What is the narrator ?
2. Why does he/she laugh a wooden laugh?
3. Why would anyone be fearful of coming home? give reasons for your
4. Why is the door no ordinary door? What could the door symbolize ?
March 21st, 2010.
Thank you so much for your help.
Abi from Israel
Comment 4 of 25, added on January 14th, 2010 at 7:04 AM.
What do you think about this poem?
from United Kingdom
Comment 3 of 25, added on May 20th, 2009 at 1:21 AM.
Joshua, how brilliant you are for saying such a thing! i would never in my
life come up with such an analogy of this poem! utterly brilliant, i say!
Comment 2 of 25, added on May 4th, 2009 at 5:55 AM.
Although I am sure your assignment is long past due and completed I wanted
to share my thoughts on this poem. I believe it is about church and God. I
suppose that is because the door that feels closed to me and the face that
I wouldnt recognize would be that to the Lord's house. I know how to enter
but feel sometimes that I am not ready or am afraid to do so. Maybe a bit
ashamed or still lost and not willing to leave behind the things that I
could not bring into the house. I am not a religious man but I do believe
in God. This is what I interpeted this poem to mean from the first time I
read it. Perhaps it has nothing to do with that at all. That is the nice
thing about poems, they mean what you think they mean.
Comment 1 of 25, added on April 6th, 2005 at 12:49 AM.
This poem is for an assignment i'm doing. I'm not sure if what dickinson is
trying to say is as simple as backing away from a fear of a past that she
has when she visits her home. help would be greatly appreciated!!! THank!
Mary from Australia
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