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Analysis and comments on If I can stop one Heart from breaking by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 41 of 131, added on April 26th, 2011 at 2:52 AM.
Analysis and comment

When I first read this poem I immediately thought that the writer had to
have experienced pain and sorrow and wanted to releive others of their
pain. (Fellow feeling)....and the pain that she suffered would somehow
have equiped her better, to do just that. Thus, not living her life (pain
and sorrow) in vain.

Beth Ann Domondon from United States
Comment 40 of 131, added on March 30th, 2011 at 5:53 PM.

This poem means... HELP! do not waste your life

Balls from United States
Comment 39 of 131, added on September 19th, 2010 at 1:37 AM.

@rmik from France
Well, she wants to relieve her own pain by relieving others'.

Steve from Australia
Comment 38 of 131, added on January 11th, 2010 at 9:17 AM.

this poem is wonderful, for sure, but it's kind of weird nevertheless cuz
how could you possibly relieve others'pain when you actually can't do it
for yourself? I know it may sound selfish but the poem itself is impossible
in that way!!!

rmik from France
Comment 37 of 131, added on January 6th, 2010 at 1:29 AM.

this poem?....wel our teacher let us make a reflection about this.....this
poem is great but i cant mke up my reflection on it... so

cherry from Philippines
Comment 36 of 131, added on December 2nd, 2009 at 7:54 PM.

i just hate poem they r lame and fing boring it suk f u poem

killton from United States
Comment 35 of 131, added on December 2nd, 2009 at 7:48 PM.

i just hate poem they suk its lame i get hate that sh1t f u poem

killton from United States
Comment 34 of 131, added on December 2nd, 2009 at 6:41 PM.
what is this poem about!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i hate poems!!!!!!!!!!!it is so hard and weird too because you have to look
deep enough to find wat it means and it takes days to find

vickter from United States
Comment 33 of 131, added on November 6th, 2008 at 2:04 AM.

When I first read this poem many decades ago, I dismissed it as simplistic
and maudlin. Later, down the arches of the years, I celebrate its
directness and honesty

Danno from United States
Comment 32 of 131, added on February 7th, 2008 at 10:46 AM.

Before any of you decide to comment this poem, may I suggest some English
classes? I'm only 16 years old, and I've found more grammatical errors in
these few comments than in my five year old nephews whole two years of
speaking. Thanks!

Cammy from United Kingdom

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 919. If I can stop one Heart from breaking
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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Poem of the Day: Nov 6 2008

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