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Analysis and comments on Nature -- the Gentlest Mother is, by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 18 of 108, added on May 29th, 2011 at 4:34 AM.


Coongascant from United States
Comment 17 of 108, added on April 8th, 2011 at 1:55 AM.
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BobPerrya from United States
Comment 16 of 108, added on April 6th, 2011 at 10:32 AM.
Hey im new here

Yo all,

Im new here im just posting to say Hi.

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Comment 15 of 108, added on April 5th, 2011 at 9:40 AM.
Hey im new here

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inicioutout from United States
Comment 14 of 108, added on April 1st, 2011 at 2:10 PM.

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Pructornuct from United States
Comment 13 of 108, added on August 21st, 2010 at 1:22 PM.


Neiptus from United States
Comment 12 of 108, added on August 8th, 2010 at 11:48 PM.

i am recently doing a paper about the capitalized person dexis in her
poems. in this poem i actually think She represents those wemen who are
exploited by men just like natue exploited by human beings.

Echo from China
Comment 11 of 108, added on August 8th, 2010 at 1:12 PM.

thanxs a lot.......i was badly searcching 4 summary of this
poem...finally,got it...

deepali from India
Comment 10 of 108, added on July 5th, 2010 at 8:37 AM.
Nature the gentlest mother is

I respond to the post that suggests this as a veiled poem concerning
sexuality. Though a gay man myself, I find no trace of that in this poem
other than subsumed in the much larger project of describing life and death
of all living things. Instead, it seems to me that it is what it is, a
meditation on "Mother Nature", feminine to be sure, but not sexual as much
ss nurturing, and when the time comes, willing silence everywhere, which,
it again seems to me has to do with sleep, both for the night, and the
eventual sleep of all natural things, in death and decay. Aaron Copland
set this as one of his Twelve Poems of Emily Dickenson, for soprano and
piano, and is to be highly recommended as a beautiful reflection on this

Randall Giles from India
Comment 9 of 108, added on June 4th, 2009 at 9:20 PM.

Surely, Dickinson displays her homosexuality through poems such as
"Nature--the gentest mother is." Although debatable, such rhetoric is not
baseless—this poem itself provides great insight into the life of a great
poet about whom very little is know. Dickenson spent the later years of her
life in seclusion. Privately, she could have expressed her true nature
through poems she believed would be destroyed after her death. Her family
publicized her poems against her wishes. Note the feminine mood of the
poem: "The feeblest -- or the waywardest --
Her Admonition mild". Consider the line: "Her Golden finger on Her lip --
Wills Silence -- Everywhere" The use of "her" consecutively supports the
notion and image of a woman and a woman together in this line. Select word
choice such as "restraint" and "wills silence" suggest the inability to
hold back, suggestive of the nature of sex, lesbian or otherwise. I welcome
debate and additional comment on this topic.

Andy Marten from United States

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Information about Nature -- the Gentlest Mother is,

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 790. Nature -- the Gentlest Mother is,
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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Poem of the Day: Mar 3 2003

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