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Analysis and comments on The Tint I cannot take -- is best -- by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 1 of 2, added on February 2nd, 2005 at 10:57 PM.

Harold Bloom asserts that Dickinson "achieved her greatest work" in poem
627. So many of the phrases ("The tint I cannot take," "The moments of
Dominion/That happen on the Soul," and "The Pleading of the Summer")
resonate with the wistful moments when we know--even if we don't know what
we know. But in some way we know we are a part of the Landscapes and part
of Cleopatra's Company, and finally when Death shuts our eyes we will be
able to see another way. And that will be the way "too exquisite--to tell."
But it will not be too exquisite to know. On earth we can approach this
knowing in "The pleading of Summer" and in the snow. Summer calls us,
achingly, to the things of this world, and snow circles us in its white
safety and contentment. Such knowing does make us swagger.

Linda Iovino from United States

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 627. The Tint I cannot take -- is best --
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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