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Analysis and comments on I cannot live with You -- by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 3 of 43, added on March 22nd, 2005 at 8:35 AM.

The former comments helped me get a grasp on what Dickinson was saying. It
seems to be one of Dickinson's major paradoxes, not only as a writer, but
as a person. Shutting herself off from the world, except a select few was
her life. It seems that no matter how much she loved this man, she felt
that they couldn't be together and instead must walk seperately but side by
side- as she says "so we must meet apart--
you there-- I-- here--" Her life is as much a paradox as her poems.

Cassie from United States
Comment 2 of 43, added on February 28th, 2005 at 12:56 PM.

she is in love with a man but they can't be together . She afraid that one
of them will die and parting would be painful.

latreka from United States
Comment 1 of 43, added on January 17th, 2005 at 2:21 AM.

My favorite poem by Ms Dickenson! She refuses to be with the person she
loves, knowing that they will one day be parted when one of them dies.
Ironically, she is just bringing the pain on sooner, without even allowing
herself the joy of experiencing it first hand. I love the verse "Nor could
I rise- with you..." I feel that she is saying that the one she loves
eclipses everything- even her religion.

Kimberly from United States

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Information about I cannot live with You --

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 640. I cannot live with You --
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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Poem of the Day: Jul 5 2003


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