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Comment 61 of 191, added on March 7th, 2008 at 11:28 AM.
In the poem “My life closed twice before its closed” Dickenson describes
the feeling of a loved one that she has lost. Dickenson tries to convey her
message of death comes before you know it. I think that this poem made me
think of how short our lives could be, and how losing a loved one makes you
go into sadness, so that kills you twice so then you are just waiting for
your own death to complete the third event. The line “My life closed twice
before its close” is the line that made me realize how short is life. “If
immortality unveil A third event to me” this explains that after her second
death which was her soul she’s just waiting for her own death to complete
the third event. The words immortality and unveil are really important,
that explains that she is not immortal and someday she’s going to die.
Victor from United States
Comment 60 of 191, added on March 7th, 2008 at 11:03 AM.
In this poem, "My life colsed twice before it close", it's expressing the
fact if a great tragedy happens and youre not really expecting it, it will
tear you to pieces and make you think your life isn't worth living because
you lost on that you loved so much. Its an emotional battle you face when
somebody you love passes away. "So huge so hopeless to conceive," tells us
that things we never imagined are possible and real for us today. She shows
that when a second death arrives life shows no meaning or purpose.
Bryan Moore from United States
Comment 59 of 191, added on March 7th, 2008 at 11:03 AM.
In “My life closed twice before its close” Emily Dickinson uses her
grieving and her acceptance of the deaths to go on living. She expressed in
four and five, “It yet remains to see/ If Immortality unveil/ A third event
to me.” She
meant that even though the death of the two loved ones occurred, they are
still with her
throughout her life and will lead her to her death. She felt the people she
lost will stand
beside her and lead her in life because they will always be with her. In
Dickinson stated “Parting is all we know of Heaven.” She described Heaven
as a place
you are sent when your time is up, until the next time comes. In
everybody’s life they
have to experience parting of their loved ones for awhile, and then they
meet again when
the deaths are completed. Parting of all loved ones has to occur and to
Heaven it’s all
they know because parting always occurs. Dickinson uses the words
“Huge” which she described as how she felt when she lost her two people she
how it affected her and how big it really was to lose the people.
Alyssa Baggett from United States
Comment 58 of 191, added on March 7th, 2008 at 10:50 AM.
My life closed twice before its close
In this poem, Emily Dickinson expresses about how two people close to her
dies and she feels lonely and hopeless. I never had an experience where
anybody close to me has died, so I don’t exactly know how it feels to lose
somebody very close to you. I imagine it would be very heartbreaking,
knowing that the one person you loved has just gone away in a blink of an
eye. “So huge, so hopeless to conceive. As these that twice befell”. This
line is expressing the death of the two people is a big deal that it is
hard to believe that they are gone. “Immortality”, this word is expressing
that how she gets to live and the people that died are gone. “Conceive”,
this word expresses in the poem how it is hard to believe that someone
close just died.
christina from United States
Comment 57 of 191, added on February 27th, 2008 at 6:26 AM.
"my life closed twice before its close"Emily Dickinson expresses how she
had died inside twice before she has truly made her path to her death. The
two deaths may be the memory of when the love of her life and her father
died before she did. In these lines,
"If immortality unveil
a third event to me..."
She cites how long death seems away from her. The use of the word
immortality highlights how long she thinks death has eluded her. she awaits
death for the eternity of the rest of ther lifetime.
Christina A. from United States
Comment 56 of 191, added on February 26th, 2008 at 10:09 PM.
In this poem Dickinson describes the emotional battle you face when a loved
one passes away. She describes the losses as suck an impact that its almost
pointless for her to continue life. Dickinson tone in the poem makes the
reader feel remorse and upset for her. Describing her fellings when she
states, "So huge. so hopeless to conceive as these that twice befell."
Using the word "hopeless" and "parting" describes to the reader just how
immense a loss this was for Dickinson. "My life closed twice before its
close--" seems like Emily Dickinson venting her feelings of lossing a major
part of her life.
Comment 55 of 191, added on February 27th, 2008 at 4:58 AM.
In this poem, Emily Dickinson is showing us that enormous things can change
our lives for the worse, which she feels can only be matched in emotional
value with our own death. SHe speaks of two events in her life that she
views as closings that have changed her life and hurt her immensely. She
goes on to wonder if there is another on the way. She refers to these
events as "so huge, so hopeless to conceive," revealing to us that terrible
things you've never even imagined are possible and inevitable. She tells us
"Parting is all we know of heaven and all we need of hell" suggesting that
the physical death is the only escape to a heaven from this emotional hell
Rose from United States
Comment 54 of 191, added on February 25th, 2008 at 6:31 AM.
With the death of a loved one, life faces despair for Emily Dickinson. Once
a second death arrives, life shows no true meaning or purpose. Left with
nothing to live for, she just awaits her prominent death. Although
ironically she views it as if she could reach immortality because she is
the only one left.
from United States
Comment 53 of 191, added on February 25th, 2008 at 3:27 AM.
Yet another one of Dickinson’s poems of depression, this poem portrays the
expression of having two major losses in her life and waiting to see if her
own death could be her third major loss. At first, I actually didn’t
understand what Dickinson tried to explain. Until I read other people’s
interpretation, I understood the theme and significance of the poem. I
actually felt really sorry for her because she lost two loved ones.
Dickinson classifies the losses as the Three Events. The first and second
events refer back to the deaths of her loved ones. The third event, as
Dickinson describes as “it yet remains to see”, the possible death of
herself. She explains that “immortality” is less likely to happen. She
refers herself as being “hopeless”. The message that Dickinson tries to
portray is that we all will have our “life closed twice” somewhere in our
lives. In other words, we will have two major events that will change us
big time. She also tells us that our third event will remain yet to be
Michael P. from United States
Comment 52 of 191, added on February 24th, 2008 at 11:19 PM.
Emily Dickinson possesses both fascination and devastion in relation to
death. Dickinson expresses that the human soul inevitably experiences three
deaths. Specifically, she states, "It yet remains to see/If Immortality
unveil/A third". She foresees her impending death as her final closure, but
remains in the dark about the circumstances of fate. She expounds that
"Parting is we know of heaven/and all we need of hell". In essence, only in
death can a person discover the true meaning of peace or truly know grief.
Joye B. from United States
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