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Analysis and comments on A narrow Fellow in the Grass by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 13 of 143, added on April 15th, 2005 at 2:40 PM.

I don't understand why yall are making this out to be a bad poem. I would
like to see yall write poetry as beautiful as emily. D-bags!

Eric Hunley from United States
Comment 12 of 143, added on April 7th, 2005 at 1:25 PM.

This poem is well written and an interesting description of nature. I have
one question for thoses who say the poem has a sexual connatation, explain
the 4th and 5th stanza in any other way than describing a snake. I can see
what you mean in the 3rd stanza, but that conclusion is contradicted by the
2nd, 4th, 5th, and 6th stanza if you analyze them all together, seeing them
connected instead of them all carrying their own meaning.

Kailey from United States
Comment 11 of 143, added on March 20th, 2005 at 4:57 PM.

why does the poet never actually gives a description of a snake?

What is the diction in this poem?

what are the rhyming the are noticeable?
Please i need this by tonight sunday


david from United States
Comment 10 of 143, added on March 14th, 2005 at 9:16 AM.

The first time i read this poem i thought snake,but as you read it
again,especially when she says "more than once at noon" shes getting a
nooner.you never meet him without tighter breathing,she is describing the
excitment she feels with her man.i think this is definitley sexually
suggestive.

albany from United States
Comment 9 of 143, added on February 24th, 2005 at 10:05 PM.

This is definately sexual. Emily Dickinson did not title her poems; the
publishers titled it "snake." The title "snake" makes the reader miss the
sexual symbols of the poem.

Deb from United States
Comment 8 of 143, added on February 23rd, 2005 at 5:20 PM.

this poem is definately written in a sexual nature. if you don't see that
you have to be crazy. even if you don't know about psychoanalytical reading
and freudian theory you could still pick out tha this has many sexual
connotations in it. If you notice, almost all of the words that could be
construed as sexual w/o directly stating them are capitalized.

Christa
Comment 7 of 143, added on January 7th, 2005 at 6:10 PM.

The poem is about a snake and her fear of them. Poetry does not always
have to analyzed so deeply that you draw out things that are likely not
there. If anything because of her learning about Transcendentalism, this
could be an outlet of what she was learing about appreciating nature.
Also, she may identify with the snake because of its reclusive nature and
her desire to be reclusive. Don't over analyze or be so asanine when
analysizing poetry.

Alan from United States
Comment 6 of 143, added on January 4th, 2005 at 2:17 PM.

I think this poem is talking about a snake and how she feels about nature.
In many ways Emily Dickinson can relate to nature. The snake is sudden she
says you might stop when you see it's bone. Now the question that I ask
myself is Emily Dickinson scared of nature.


Arielle from United States
Comment 5 of 143, added on December 9th, 2004 at 12:26 AM.

personally.. i found this poem to be quite contradicting.. she states a
"narrow fellow in the grass" but if you read the poem with an open mind..
it has almost a sexual connotation to it.. anyone agree?

jess from United States
Comment 4 of 143, added on November 23rd, 2004 at 12:44 PM.

I enjoyed the heart felt feeling of this poem....
NOT SUCKERS this poem stinks like a fish in a suitcase!!!!!

M-dog from United States

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Information about A narrow Fellow in the Grass

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 986. A narrow Fellow in the Grass
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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