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Analysis and comments on Ourselves we do inter with sweet derision. by Emily Dickinson

Comment 1 of 1, added on December 7th, 2010 at 6:06 PM.

I would suggest the Dickinson here is arguing that the ruin of an
individual comes when he are too hard on themselves, dwelling on their
failures, shortcomings, and sins. Optimism and and faith rather than doubt
is what ought to establish and secure an individual.
On the second point, I would disagree with ED. Yes belief is fundamentally
important but in developing our beliefs we must consider why what is right
is true but also why what is wrong is false -- Reason both supports and
opposes. Just some thoughts.

Bruce from United States

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 1144. Ourselves we do inter with sweet derision.
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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Poem of the Day: Jun 9 2002


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