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Analysis and comments on Not that We did, shall be the test by Emily Dickinson

Comment 1 of 1, added on October 3rd, 2007 at 11:47 AM.

Getting past the unusual syntax is the first task in reading much of
Dickinson. I this poem she states a simple truth that it is not that we
acted according to our powers of volition, but whether we acted in a
"righteous" manner, is how our Lord (lord) will judge how our actions met
the test of the divine that we are capable of within ourselves.

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 823. Not that We did, shall be the test
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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Poem of the Day: Oct 3 2007

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