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Analysis and comments on A Light exists in Spring by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 16 of 16, added on May 31st, 2009 at 4:26 PM.

at first i dint understand it well, then i had to memorize it to tell the
whole class! sure i was nervous but now i understand it well and am not
nervous at all. i love this poem!

magoo (nickname) from United States
Comment 15 of 16, added on May 19th, 2009 at 4:00 PM.

I think its a shame that some people on this forum are 'trashing' poetry
simply because you can't understand it. To suggest that poetry is something
that contaminates society, or that poets should do math or science, is
quite funny considering that this poem is trying the emphasise that life is
about more than work, science and verifiable facts. your loss if you can't
appreciate this eye opening poem.

Jack from United Kingdom
Comment 14 of 16, added on March 16th, 2009 at 4:05 AM.

This poem doesn't need to be about DST. It can still relate to earlier
sunrises in the springtime since it would be after the winter solstice.

Andy
Comment 13 of 16, added on November 24th, 2008 at 7:32 PM.

You relize that daylight savings time wasn't invented until the 1900s and
Emily Dickinson died in 1886. That makes no sense.

Katie from United States
Comment 12 of 16, added on October 22nd, 2008 at 4:39 PM.

What is wrong with lesbians?
Can Rednecks read then?

Jack from United Kingdom
Comment 11 of 16, added on April 2nd, 2008 at 10:17 PM.

I don't see at all what it has to do with day light savings. When I
discussed this with my teacher, I came to the understanding that it had to
do with many things. This poem is about life in general; about love and
death. Spring to me represents a new life. For instance life after death;
heaven. Emily Dickinson writes a lot about heaven. She refers to it often.
I believe this poem is about life, love, and/or death passing.

Jen from United States
Comment 10 of 16, added on April 2nd, 2008 at 8:58 PM.

I never got the fact it was about daylight savings so I just wanted to
thank ya'll have fun arguing!


Missy from United States
Comment 9 of 16, added on November 4th, 2007 at 10:15 PM.

im sorry but analysing this poem in eleventh grade absolutley blows

Joe from United States
Comment 8 of 16, added on October 3rd, 2007 at 6:12 PM.

This is a great piece of American poetry. Anyone who does not have the
maturity to read it and analyze it should not criticize because a lack of
intellect

Robert from United States
Comment 7 of 16, added on March 2nd, 2007 at 2:18 AM.

Just because you two don't understand poems, doesn't mean they're stupid.
It means you lack the ability to analysize and gather abstract thoughts.
Even if she was a lesbian, what does her life style have to do with how
good of a poet she is? Grow up.

Ariella from United States

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 812. A Light exists in Spring
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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