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

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Comment 34 of 564, 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 564, 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 564, 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
Comment 31 of 564, added on May 2nd, 2007 at 3:29 PM.


WENDY SULLIVAN from United States
Comment 30 of 564, added on February 11th, 2006 at 8:43 PM.

This was one of the most beautiful poem I've already read... We must
read it every morning,before doing anything, the world would be a little

Adriana from Brazil
Comment 29 of 564, added on January 31st, 2006 at 1:17 AM.

This simple poem brings out the most basic of human desires. When caring
for yourself stops being your driving force, you realize that caring for
others is what seperates a meaningless life to one that has all the meaning
in the world.

Harel from United States
Comment 28 of 564, added on December 12th, 2005 at 10:22 AM.

1.Who is speaking? Emily Dickinson
2.To whom is she speaking? A person who needs comfort
3.What is the occasion? A time of reflection
4.When is the poem being spoken? Doesn't say!
5.Where is the poem being spoken? I think, from he windowsill as she looks
upon the graveyard
6.what is the central idea? That she envied people who could comfort those
who were broken-hearted, or even the simplest thing, such as assisting a
helpless bird back into it's nest.
7.what is the dominent tone? Sad and depressed
8.How is that tone acheived? In the 2nd line of the 1st stanza, she says "I
shall not live in vain"and in the 3rd line of the 2nd stanza she quotes
again "i shall not live in vain" this meaning that while she grows old she
could look back nd think she did something and that she was counted for
9.What happens in the poem? doesn't show any action
10.How would you describe the language of the poem? Figurative
11.what words in the poem especially move you? The entire 1st stanza
12. How woulkd you identify the meter and rhyme scheme of the poem? A, B,
A, B, C, B, A,

These are some analizing things. Hope you enjoy them!

Jessica from United States
Comment 27 of 564, added on December 12th, 2005 at 10:05 AM.

I wanted you to know that I really liked you poem it was really good
hopefully you have foud something that you are good at. Well I wish you the
best of luck!!

Kylea Culver from United States
Comment 26 of 564, added on December 12th, 2005 at 9:43 AM.

Although I think some of Emily's poems are confusing, and boring, I do
believe that this one spoke to me, more than any of them. Not only because
it is simple, but because, it shows she had pitty for herself, and that she
envied other people who could do these things. She wished she could help
people with their love problems, or help a hopeless bird back into it's
nest. I think this poem is very deep, if you think about it long enough...

Jessica from United States
Comment 25 of 564, added on November 18th, 2005 at 5:54 PM.

i think the poem expresses how we should think about others, and help them,
and guide them. and not to help just to boost our self confidence, or make
us feel good about ourselves.its about them.

great poem

Alexandra from United States

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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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