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Comment 30 of 390, added on January 17th, 2011 at 9:47 AM.
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alexe267 from United States
Comment 29 of 390, added on June 21st, 2010 at 5:20 AM.
we never know how hig we are

Personally i think as do the rest, that this poem tells of how vast the
human capabilities are if pushed up to reach, yet in the end i think emily
dickinson means to say that we have daily successes of all kind some of
which are concidered heroism, yet although we can reach higher, we put
spaces and spaces between us and some great achievements in life for fear
of the great responsibilities that come along or else the great harm some
of those high achievements might bring to the goodness in us like our
humbelness and thankfullness in life.... but thats just my opinion and
anyone is free to disagree.

ciel from United States
Comment 28 of 390, added on May 6th, 2010 at 12:00 AM.
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Comment 27 of 390, added on February 25th, 2010 at 11:36 AM.

This poem is a soft criticism on ourselves. It indirectly requests us to
wake up, be courageous and take some bold steps towards personal,
individual and collective success (for this world & the Next).

It, inshort, conveys that believe in yourself (and your GOD), set some bolt
targets followed by true planning based on action plan, and be immune to
fear and possibility of failure to become a great achiever.


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Mr. Shahenshah from United Arab Emirates
Comment 26 of 390, added on January 24th, 2010 at 10:21 AM.

I really thought this was a great poem. What she's saying is, you never
know how great you are until you push yourself and can find out what you
can do. She goes on to say that we could all be great, if we weren't scared
of failure.

Abi from United States
Comment 25 of 390, added on January 3rd, 2010 at 11:26 PM.

I like this poeam. We can grow up to be strong as long as we expect
ourselves to.

Comment 24 of 390, added on January 3rd, 2010 at 10:02 AM.

it's wonderful

qiusong from China
Comment 23 of 390, added on December 11th, 2009 at 2:43 AM.

I like the poem so much . I think she mean how much we important till we
are close to death .when we hear the callto rise to the sky with God.

silvia from United Kingdom
Comment 22 of 390, added on November 5th, 2009 at 7:26 PM.

"We never know how high we are"
we will never know how highly we are valued by God and others, and how high
we can go.
"'Till we are asked to rise"
when we have a challenge set before us, we need to rise to the occasion, we
ARE strong enough.
"And then if we are true to plan, our stature's touch the skies."
When we plan to be great, we WILL be great. We are tall, we are great and
we are the epidemy of greatness.
"The Heroism we recite would be a normal thing, did not ourselves the
cubits warp for fear to be a King"
I put these last few verses together to convey a point.
We are scared and so afraid to be great, to be "the one" to step outside
our litle confining circle, that we never realize our TRUE POTENTIAL in the
world for so many great things!

Hannah from United States
Comment 21 of 390, added on May 31st, 2009 at 8:00 PM.

I really think this poem is about the mindset of us humans. Many of us
think that we can't be of importance to our world, we think we are too
poor, too young, too small, etc. to make a difference in the world, but in
reality when we're called upon to do something to help the world, we may
find that we are much more than we make ourselves out to be, and that each
one of us has the power to change the world, whether big or small

Jaimes from United States

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 1176. We never know how high we are
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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