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Comment 10 of 239, added on July 18th, 2009 at 4:25 PM.

It is kind of ironic that Emily Dickinson writes a poem about the life of
words and how they should be used because she hid her words. She made her
voice known after she was gone so for a long time her words were dead. Did
she ever think that these words would be found? If so, what is her purpose
for hiding her "voice"? If you want to show the power of words, why would
you create such a powerful message and then make it disappear. Maybe she
had much more to say than we even know. I am happy that the poems were
found. Her talents are appreciated by so many poets like myself.

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Information about A word is dead

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 1212. A word is dead
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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Poem of the Day: Feb 13 2004


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