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Comment 2 of 212, added on March 11th, 2012 at 1:04 PM.
Emily Dickinson

We are like the mouse, is what I take from this wonderful poem: a quick
death (all at once) would find us a lot more contented than the half-dying,
rallying, hoping that goes on when the cat does its playful murdering. And
even just thinking about it, as poets and other people do, makes ones own
eventual eclipse a maybe more conscious experience than one would like!
Steve Sikora

Steve Sikora from Canada
Comment 1 of 212, added on March 14th, 2005 at 7:10 PM.

I believe that this poem is about deaths of close friends or family
members. I am doing a research project on emily dickinson and i have come
across information about deaths in her family in a 6 year period. there is
a bio on her on this site and if you want to find more information about
dickinson, you should check it out.

Kate from United States

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Information about The Whole of it came not at once --

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 762. The Whole of it came not at once --
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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Poem of the Day: Feb 22 2012


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