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Comment 7 of 47, added on March 8th, 2012 at 5:10 AM.
sNCglD Very informative post.Thanks Again. Will read on...
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Comment 6 of 47, added on June 12th, 2011 at 2:18 PM.
You can find some parallels in the 15th chapter of the book of Luke in the
New Testament. The prodigal son comes home in fear of not recognizing his
own father and no longer worthy of being called his son, or daughter. Sad
that she fled in the end, I would never turn my daughter away, in fact, I
would throw a party, just like the Father of the Prodigal.
Jimmy De Los Santos
from United States
Comment 5 of 47, 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 47, added on January 14th, 2010 at 7:04 AM.
What do you think about this poem?
from United Kingdom
Comment 3 of 47, 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 47, 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 47, 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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