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Analysis and comments on In this short Life by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 6 of 56, added on September 5th, 2009 at 3:29 PM.

I heard this on TV as a New Yorker remembered September 11. It was printed
on one of the memorial walls.

Virginia from United States
Comment 5 of 56, added on March 11th, 2007 at 5:10 PM.

i really like this poem
its short and sweet


Alia from Canada
Comment 4 of 56, added on March 25th, 2006 at 5:24 PM.

Personally I think that Emily is referring to the insignificance of life.
We are only here for a very short time in the eyes of eternity, hence the
"hour" statement; and she is saying that we should live life the way that
we choose to because before we know it we will be gone and the human race
will move on without us, as much as we would like to think that it won't.

Jake from United States
Comment 3 of 56, added on June 7th, 2005 at 9:30 PM.

i think emily is saying we only have one life with one body so treat it
well and karma will find its way back around! :)

gloria from Canada
Comment 2 of 56, added on April 6th, 2005 at 5:21 PM.

Why does she say that at only lasts an hour?

Max
Comment 1 of 56, added on March 12th, 2005 at 10:26 PM.

I believe that Emily is trying to say that life is what you make of it. You
can choose how wonderful or horrible things are, no matter what goes on. We
decide what happens.

Cody from United States

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Information about In this short Life

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 1287. In this short Life
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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Poem of the Day: Nov 23 2011


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