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Analysis and comments on If Nature smiles -- the Mother must by Emily Dickinson

Comment 1 of 1, added on January 25th, 2005 at 6:38 AM.

people associate nature with the "mother" of the mother figure. Nature in
itself is full of imperfection, yet it is beautiful. The poem seems to
question the notion that "mother" nature is always blamed when things go
wrong. There is a double intent here. Mother is blamed in a family when
things go wrong. The poet seems to say that this is not fair. In this
sense the poem can be given a feminist reading. It shows that all life and
blame is sometimes eccentric and misdirected.

yichaelle from Sri Lanka

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 1085. If Nature smiles -- the Mother must
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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Poem of the Day: Sep 12 2003


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