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Analysis and comments on In this short Life by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 10 of 60, added on March 8th, 2012 at 3:23 PM.

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Comment 9 of 60, added on December 5th, 2011 at 8:45 PM.

I really like this poem because it is so true. in life we choose to do so
many things the insignificance of one single event is not insignificant at
all in fact it could be the most important decision of your life.

sky from United States
Comment 8 of 60, added on May 7th, 2010 at 10:14 AM.

this poem sucks alot

ian from United States
Comment 7 of 60, added on March 20th, 2010 at 9:36 AM.

I think that it isn't about 'make of life what you will' - But that we are
so small in comparison to the Universe that we are powerless to ''Mother
Nature'' & Time

Sebastian from United Kingdom
Comment 6 of 60, 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 60, added on March 11th, 2007 at 5:10 PM.

i really like this poem
its short and sweet

Alia from Canada
Comment 4 of 60, 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 60, 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 60, added on April 6th, 2005 at 5:21 PM.

Why does she say that at only lasts an hour?

Comment 1 of 60, 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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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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