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Comment 16 of 78, added on May 9th, 2012 at 2:06 AM.
Fame is a fickle food

I think this poem is about fame in comparison to food, you have it then you
later do not want it becasuse you are full of it. line 5,6& 7 mean that,
fame can come and go, people can be happy for you for a short period of
time but later on, you will pass and they will like someone else.

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Comment 10 of 78, added on April 22nd, 2011 at 2:55 PM.
Fame is Fickle

What I think she seeks to convey is that fame is a fickle food we all
desire, but once we get a taste of it, we change and forget about our
origins and traditions: we become narcissitic and forget about family. We,
then become too dependent on fame like a drug - our fan base - for without
it, we lose all that status and praise. Just look at Brittney Spears: fame,
and the paparazzi have broken her soul and personality to crumbs and to
practical schizophrenia. Thus, herein, lay the ironic caw of fame. The
crows are a smart bird who know foods via experience and would choose corn,
eventhough this is a food that we cannot live on, for it goes through the
"body" and does not digest, over the poisonous fickle food of fame that
truly crumbles and kills the "soul" - the soul is more important that the

Keith Krugerud from United States
Comment 9 of 78, added on April 12th, 2011 at 8:10 PM.

In my freshman English class, English 102, my partner and i are doing
research on this poem. We have the top half of it covered; and this is
basicly saying that fame can change everyday. you may have it one day, but
not the next. Because the term "Fickle" means Constantly changing. We
havent quit figured out the bottom half yet, but once we get it, we will be
sure to post it.

India Wesaw from United States

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 1659. Fame is a fickle food
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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