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Analysis and comments on There is a solitude of space by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 44 of 564, added on February 24th, 2009 at 10:59 AM.

I believe, that the author, Dickinson, tried to get her point across about
death and loneliness, in her poems. They were well written, and gave me
personally something to think about. I think, that by thinking of solitude
in death, gave her a sense of safety, allowing her to write as well as she
did. All in all, a great poem.

Alicia from United States
Comment 43 of 564, added on March 17th, 2008 at 3:45 PM.

Emily Dickinson is depicting the world within one's mind compared with that
of reality. In the poem There is a Solitude of Space, she says that the
sea, death and space are only solace for those which need others to thrive,
such as society for a society consists of many individuals. A profounder
sighting, one which would mean more to her, is one where she is the only
person, within that interaction, one with itself, one might find the
meaning of life, existence and learn self truth. The last line, finite
infinity literally means defined endlessness, like that of the mind or the
soul, for although one can call it by the english language it is still
perpetual.

Lara Miller from United States
Comment 42 of 564, added on March 7th, 2008 at 11:34 AM.

There Is a solitude of space

This poem describes a inner loneliness that puts you in your own
world

like Dickerson decribes as she says “compared with that profounder
site that polar

privacy”. Futermore she depicts something that is always alone has
no ending,

“a soul admitted to itself finite infinity”. People personally
could relate to this

poem if their new to a school or area as Dickerson describes
“there is solitude of

space”. within yourself .


kevin ingol from United States
Comment 41 of 564, added on March 7th, 2008 at 10:56 AM.

She first expresses her loss of loved ones and the emotional battle she
has. I think that her loss was someone she really cared about, because of
words she used. I know how it feels to loose someone I love, but to go
through it twice would be devastating. She expresses how far death seems to
her by saying, “If immortality unveil a third event to me…” She uses the
word ‘hopeless’, which meant to me that she was struggling to accept what
happened. She then uses the word ‘parting’, which shows how much she is
torn by the death. By saying, “My life closed twice before its close”, she
is expressing that she has died twice inside before her actually coming to
her death.

Brittany Terrell from United States
Comment 40 of 564, added on March 7th, 2008 at 11:09 AM.

Emily Dickinson shows how the mind travels wonders when people are all
alone. The sea, space, and death are ways that Dickinson shows solitude. I
have gone throw times where my mind goes into deep thoughts about life when
I am alone. My mind wonders about the past, present, and the future. In”
There’s is a solitude of space, a solitude of death, but theses society
will be” Dickinson is expresses how even with the solitude of death, space,
and sea, the society will go on not caring, but the mind will always
wonder.

amelia from United States
Comment 39 of 564, added on March 7th, 2008 at 10:56 AM.

She first expresses her loss of loved ones and the emotional battle she
has. I think that her loss was someone she really cared about, because of
words she used. She expresses how far death seems to her by saying, “If
immortality unveil a third event to me…” She uses the word ‘hopeless’,
which meant to me that she was struggling to accept what happened. She then
uses the word ‘parting’, which shows how much she is torn by the death. By
saying, “My life closed twice before its close”, she is expressing that she
has died twice inside before her actually coming to her death.

Brittany Terrell from United States
Comment 38 of 564, added on February 26th, 2008 at 10:39 PM.

Emily Dickinson’s poem compares the solitude of space, sea and death to a
soul admitted to itself. A soul, forever belonging to a single person, can
never be entered by society. “That polar privacy a soul admitted to
itself,” means an enclosed soul that chooses to be alone and feels alone,
even though society surrounds it. Emily Dickinson depicts the soul, almost
as if it controls itself. She refers to a soul admitted to itself as
“finite infinity.” Finite meaning to have measurable or definable limits
and infinity defined as endless or unlimited space. I believe she is
referring to the soul as choosing its limits and boundaries and being able
to close itself to society or expand beyond the measures of space, sea or
even death.

Victoria from United States
Comment 37 of 564, added on February 25th, 2008 at 8:09 AM.

This poem expresses how we are when no one is looking. when emily stated
Theree is a solitude of space.How in light we are all alone and we favor
our surroundings but not becoming a by-product of them. for in true reality
where you grow up and your friends and family have a major impact on who
you become. Solitude shows you your true colors, your self from which you
cannot blame no one but your self.A soul admitted to itself finite
infinity. you will forever be yourself and are responsible for yourself.

Kelly Marble from United States
Comment 36 of 564, added on February 25th, 2008 at 6:59 AM.

When I first read this poem, I thought that Ms. Dickinson was trying to
exclude herself from everyone. I came to realize that her nature of
loneliness secluded her from everyone leaving her in solitude. Although she
is alone, she comes to a realization, that this is the only true time where
you can find your true self. In her case, she realizes that a person’s one
true self, is their soul. A person’s soul is one that cannot be explained
by anyone but themselves and is truly and definitely immeasurable.

Mark Kimata from United States
Comment 35 of 564, added on February 24th, 2008 at 10:05 PM.

Emily Dickinson's entire poem speaks of loneliness "there is a solitude of
space" but the ultimate loneliness lives within the soul. Emily believes
the soul lives on forever; it even surpasses death which is why she refers
to it as infinte. To Emily, although the soul may be endless it remains
alone for an eternity thus the line "Finite infinity." The sea has many
living creatures dwelling within it, space has and infinte amount of stars
and plants to fill it,and death claims the lives of numerous people,
animals, and plants. Their souls never interact, but instead they float in
a realm seperate from the living. Although they are so close to one
another, even in the living world, they are singular. Never in their entire
existence do they feel the warmth of love from another soul, or any contact
at all. That is "polar privacy." That is the "profounder sight" that only
the truley lonely heart can understand.

LaCresha X. Styles from United States

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 1695. There is a solitude of space
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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Poem of the Day: Feb 8 2004


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