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

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Comment 11 of 561, added on January 27th, 2006 at 1:50 PM.

I believe that this poem means there are many ways to be "solitary", but
they are all of a social aspect rather than a mental/psychological
viewpoint. People generally conform to other peoples and groups. This is
where we find the basis of "who we are". When we divide ourselves socially
from others we find who we really are. Things like solitary confindment
allow you to see your viewpoints while not relying on others' opinions. You
can find out who you are psychologically, spiritually, emotionally, etc. by
alienating yourself from all others.

Ashleigh

Ashleigh from United States
Comment 10 of 561, added on January 27th, 2006 at 1:42 PM.

This poem talks about the depth of the human soul. How thats once we admitt
things to ourselves we find a peace in mind,body, and spirit. Dickinson was
able to pull things from every angle of life which we view as beautiful and
as harsh (i.e. the sea and death). By doing this is allows us to understand
we must not only admitt only our triumphs to our soul but also our harships
and our defeats.

M~Dub from Ireland
Comment 9 of 561, added on January 26th, 2006 at 9:37 PM.

I think this poem is about the post-grieving period. After grieving, you
accept your loss, make peace with yourself and move on. Time heals pain in
our souls and wounds in our hearts. After every storm, the sun shines
brighter than it ever has.

Katie from United States
Comment 8 of 561, added on January 25th, 2006 at 1:54 PM.

This poem is speaking about the solitude with everything except in the soul
with itself. The soul itself will never be alone with itself; but if your
try and look for a way out in other things, it will not be found. Dickinson
probably wrote while still mourning the death of the two men she loved.

Fernando from United States
Comment 7 of 561, added on January 25th, 2006 at 8:12 AM.

CUM GIRL IM TRYIN GET YOUR PUSSY WET
WORK THAT LET ME SEE YOU DRIP SWEAT
CUM GIRL IM TRYIN GET YOUR PUSSY WET
WORK THAT LET ME SEE YOU DRIP SWEAT

GONí PLAY WIT IT
GONí PLAY WIT IT
WORK THAT CLIT CUM GIRL

GONNA FINGER FUCK UR PUSSY LIKE U WANT SOME GIRL
WORK IT ALL AROUND LIKE A PEPPERMINT SWIRL

Allison Boob from New Zealand
Comment 6 of 561, added on December 12th, 2005 at 4:14 PM.

Do not desecrate this poem with your useless comment. I agree with the
first two comments, the poem is really about finding one's self and the
only way to accomplish this is to experience absolute solitude such as the
examples she gives.

Nick from United States
Comment 5 of 561, added on November 4th, 2005 at 3:20 PM.

this peom is about pie. and how she's allergic to it. DUH!!

blue from Canada
Comment 4 of 561, added on June 11th, 2005 at 1:26 AM.

This poem rocks! In fact it is Rocktacular! So rocktacular that we named
our band Finite Infinity! Nice choice of words Emily. High-Five!
- Nor*Cal

Jim Thorpe from United States
Comment 3 of 561, added on April 28th, 2005 at 9:29 AM.

This poem is awesome I really like how she uses her words.

Ericka from United States
Comment 2 of 561, added on April 2nd, 2005 at 7:25 PM.

I cringed when I read that only one comment on this great poem had been
posted. I have clearly experienced "that polar privacy" through practice of
Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation program. Dickinson most certainly had
it too, since she expresses it in astonishingly apt expressions. Maharishi
describes it very clearly, (but in prose, not poetry)in his Vedic Science.
He describes it as "self-referral" consciousness, in which infinity
collapses to a point. Unbounded consciousness knows itself by collapsing
its infinity to a point of itself. Yes, this is hard to conceptualize, but
it is easy to experience when one has learned the technique for doing so!



Craig Berg from United States

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Information about There is a solitude of space

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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