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Comment 11 of 81, added on December 24th, 2011 at 8:49 AM.

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Ovattrefugio from United States
Comment 10 of 81, 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 81, 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
Comment 8 of 81, added on September 30th, 2009 at 10:25 AM.

how can you relate fame with the crows?

Quinn from Philippines
Comment 7 of 81, added on April 3rd, 2009 at 6:04 PM.

i think this poem can speak clearly to those who know what it is

kimberlyn from United States
Comment 6 of 81, added on December 19th, 2007 at 10:53 AM.

Fame can consume you and turn you into someone that you really dont want to
be. it changes you, for the good or for the worst no one really knows but
it does change you.
the old you dies away and your someone totally different then who you were.

Comment 5 of 81, added on May 23rd, 2007 at 6:17 PM.

i thought that the poem was very interesting!!! the tital says it all!!!!!

EMILY from United States
Comment 4 of 81, added on February 28th, 2007 at 4:15 PM.

this poem blows leaves

Comment 3 of 81, added on April 5th, 2006 at 12:48 PM.

I thought this poem sucked eggs.But it was interesting.

Jimmy Hayes from United States
Comment 2 of 81, added on January 5th, 2006 at 8:30 PM.

I felt like she was describing how fame can take away the privacy and
stability of a "normal" life. This seems to fit, because she was so

eliz 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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