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Analysis and comments on Apparently with no surprise by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 27 of 357, added on January 24th, 2010 at 10:36 AM.

This poem is NOT STUPID! That said, I think it might have a double
meaning...besides how Emily is talking about the flowers being killed and
all that I think "Flower" being capitalized, could be referring to a person
as well, so she's bitter that the world goes on so peacefully after the
death of a loved one? Or not.

Abi from United States
Comment 26 of 357, added on December 15th, 2009 at 4:32 PM.
"blonde assassin"

okay guys blonde does NOT refer to the sun! emily refers to the sun in the
very next line so the assassin can't be the sun or it would be too
repetitive... the blonde assassin is AUTUMN! "blonde Assassin passes on"
after autumn passes the sun comes back again in the same place, "Sun
proceeds unmoved" the blonde assassin is NOT the SUN!!!

someone from Canada
Comment 25 of 357, added on November 29th, 2009 at 2:33 PM.
The poem is not stupid

All of you people who think that the poem is stupid are obviously missing
the point of the poem, either that or you don't understand it so if you're
stupid enough to say the poem is dumb just because you are then don't
bother commenting!!!

Gilldess from United States
Comment 24 of 357, added on May 11th, 2009 at 1:37 AM.

it almost seems like a bitter antitheist or misotheist statement

Comment 23 of 357, 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 357, 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 357, 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 357, 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 357, 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 357, added on February 24th, 2009 at 4:21 PM.

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


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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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