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Analysis and comments on Luck is not chance -- by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 2 of 19, added on March 24th, 2011 at 11:10 AM.
luck not chance

This poem is the meaning of hard work. Its no about chanceing
anything.Realize something good happened because you worked for it not
because look brought chance.

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Comment 1 of 19, added on April 5th, 2010 at 10:29 PM.

I think that this poem contains images and deep meaning. This poem does not
contain any sound though. This poem has a lot of deep meaning. I think the
main message is that you have to earn what you receive. “Luck is not
chance—
It's Toil—“this is explaining that, even though you may think it is, luck
is not a chance. You have to work for it through your own blood, sweat, and
tears. When Emily Dickinson writes, “Fortune's expensive smile is earned” —
she is referring to good luck. This is also something that you have to
earn. Another quote is “The Father of the Mine
Is that old-fashioned Coin”. I believe that this means that the father or
creator of her luck was small. It was as small as a coin. Something that
small which she put a lot of effort into grew into a great felling of
reward and accomplishment. But, then you read the last line of the poem,
“We spurned—.” Now suddenly the meaning is flipped around. I think that she
is disappointed in something she has done in her life. Or, maybe r she took
a chance, which she thought was good luck, and it turned out to be
something that she intensely disliked. Lastly, there are a lot of images
that you cold get from the 3rd line of the poem, “Fortune's expensive
smile”. There are so many because you honestly cannot picture a fortunes
smile, since fortune is not a concrete object.



Dan

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 1350. Luck is not chance --
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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