Comment 2 of 2, added on August 16th, 2012 at 12:35 PM.
The sould should always stand ajar
I read this a little differently from tammy.I thought "the soul" to be an
unbeliever,who should, however, keep his/her soul open--in case at time of
death---she/he can walk through the door into heaven. Marta Regardless of
intent of author, I believe it is helpful to keep our soul ajar for new
ideas, music, people, concepts. Marta
from United States
Comment 1 of 2, added on March 30th, 2008 at 2:18 PM.
I think that this poem deserves more attention than if often receives. It
really shows Dickinson's use of sarcasm, in that she seems to be commenting
on the fact that people continuously strive to please a supreme being that
we aren't even sure exists. It also embodies a common theme, which is
death. This poem really struck me while reading Dickinson's work; it is
different, yet remains within the lines of her non-mainstream romantic