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Analysis and comments on Apparently with no surprise by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 23 of 343, added on April 22nd, 2009 at 11:34 PM.

This poem gave me a serious 0rgasm. I mean i j1zzed all over the book when
I read it. It got on the walls, on the mirror, and even on my sandwich
(which I finished eating by the way). Emily Dickinson is a hotty with a
body even though she put together three words for her last name and made
something dirty out of it. I love you emily xoxoxo

Sean from United States
Comment 22 of 343, added on April 22nd, 2009 at 8:28 PM.

I Agree with the last two statements. If you have read Emily Dickinson poem
without actually think it you won't get it. The cycles of nature are
refeclting human lives and the sun continues to rise and set on the earth
even when these people are gone.
I don't know if I putting this right but to me most poems aren't
straight-forward. They usually have a deeper meaning and it is up to the
reader to uncover the meaning for hisself/herself.

Sydney Weatherford from United States
Comment 21 of 343, added on March 27th, 2009 at 11:26 PM.

this is a great poem. short but full of meaning as it some how resembles
our cycle of life as human on Earth..

miti from Malaysia
Comment 20 of 343, added on February 28th, 2009 at 10:31 AM.

In Emily Dickinson's poem 'Apparently With No Surprise', the author tells
the reader a story of nature acting out its part. A late frost settles on
newly bloomed flowers and kills them while the sun passes on unaffected by
this event. Dickinson uses this example of nature as a metaphor of life.
Just as nature must do what nature does without regard to the outcome, so
must God let life go on without interruption or favoritism. The forces of
nature were set in motion long ago, and God does not change those things.
Similarly, man was given his agency, of choice, long ago, and God also will
not change that; man must undergo whatever circumstances his choice brings

Brittany from United States
Comment 19 of 343, added on February 24th, 2009 at 4:49 PM.

I for sure agree!!!!!!! this is just the dumbest poem ever.. my english
teacher is making us do a paper on it!! its just a bunch of BLAH BLAH
BLAH...ZZZZZZ what was hse on when she wrote this??? lol

post a comment on apparently with no surprise!!!!!!

Comment 18 of 343, added on February 24th, 2009 at 4:21 PM.

I agreeeeeeeee!! stupid poem and stupid work!!!!!!

Comment 17 of 343, added on February 24th, 2009 at 11:06 AM.

this poem is the biggest piece of crap i have ever read it is so stupid and
dumb idk why anyone would ever read it in there right mind please for any
comments i live in boulder city,NV.

Nakia from Guatemala
Comment 16 of 343, added on February 24th, 2009 at 11:08 AM.

this poem is probably the most touching poem i have ever read. it brought
tears to my eyes when reading it, just the warm feeling that spread through
out my body while readinig this it felt so good. it sent a tingling
sensation down my spine when she talked about the flowers; and when the
flower passed away "died" i could't help but be an emotional reck. i love
this poem

jack from Mexico
Comment 15 of 343, added on January 29th, 2009 at 6:22 PM.

i am a junior in highschool carrying a 5.0 gpa, which by the way is the
highest u can possibly have, and i want everyone to know tht this so called
"analysis" isnt very accurate. for one, if the person who did the analysis
did their research on emily dickinson, they would know that she only wrote
about nature as a cover up for her feelings about the government and
politics. most all of her poems are like this. in this poem the "blonde
assassin" does not stand for the sun, because that wouldn't make any sense,
since she talks about the sun in the next line, the word blonde doesnt just
mean yellow, in this case it means white, and is refering to the frost that
is passing on, or melting.
the government or the higher power is shown here as the frost, that beheads
or kills whoever or whatever it wants to, and for no apparent reason, and
because they can say that it was an accident, it makes everything all
right. and the day still continues on, hence "the sun proceeds unmoved",
because the rest of the world doesn't know what is happening on behind the
scenes. and the last to lines are just saying that everything that happened
that day is just no big deal in the big picture of things.
i hope that this explanation would make more sense than what everyone else
is saying, because everyone else's statements are quite idiotic and make no

Garrett Morgan from United States
Comment 14 of 343, added on January 27th, 2008 at 3:33 PM.

i like this poem, it illustrates rather well, we had to make this poem into
comic strips for little kids to understand the poem.

Amelia from Australia

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 1624. Apparently with no surprise
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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