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Analysis and comments on My life closed twice before its close -- by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 27 of 217, added on April 6th, 2006 at 11:08 AM.

I'm currently doing a report on this poem and if someone could figure out
at least six of the literary elements that would be great. Just repost them
and ill check back for them tomorrow or something. thanks

Jake from United States
Comment 26 of 217, added on March 15th, 2006 at 6:47 PM.

I don't know that much about Emily Dickinson, but the poem doesn't HAVE to
do with a death in her life. It could be being raped. She could have been
beaten. Who knows? There is a wonderful book called Rena's Promise about a
Holocaust survivor. On page 152 in the last sentence of the first
paragraph, you can totally relate to this poem. Just though you guys would
like to know that and check the book out!

Christine M. 14 yr old from United States
Comment 25 of 217, added on January 30th, 2006 at 8:42 PM.

In this poem, Emily Dickinson expresses how greatly depressed she is. she
speaks of two great losses in her life, losses so terrible that death is
the only symbolism to describe it.Emily was a gorrophobic, she was afraid
of open spaces,this phobia made it complicated for her to venture out into
society and to express love.In knowing this, the loss of her father and an
end to a love relationship that she had with the men she wrote to, would be
a great loss.This creates her own personal hell, and her only chance of
happiness would be thru heaven.

Rachel T. from United States
Comment 24 of 217, added on January 30th, 2006 at 10:55 AM.

This poem to me says, how this person lost two important things in their
life and is curious on whether she will be next. This poem expresses sorrow
and sadness about the death of someone close to you. and the meaning "my
life closed twice before its close" means her life ended before she died.

Cherell B. from United States
Comment 23 of 217, added on January 27th, 2006 at 2:17 PM.

This poem has a lot to do with life. Events that happened in her life she
overlooked them. She wasn't paying any attention to them. As her life was
changeing drastic things were happening. She finally realized that her life
would come to a end. She was dealing with heaven and hell.

Katrina Morris
Comment 22 of 217, added on January 27th, 2006 at 2:11 PM.

This poem mentions three main events in just about everyone's life:
experiencing life, experiecing a death, and then experiencing your own
death. Each of these events cause pain and suffering. Even though these
things are part of life and death, they must be expericened at some point
and time to make life complete. With death comes sorrow and grieving and
Dickinson shows that in her poem. She seems somewhat frustrated with the
fact that certain things must be experienced in a life time, but she comes
to the terms that she must deal with it. Her way of getting through it was
by writing a poem about.

Brandon from United States
Comment 21 of 217, added on January 27th, 2006 at 2:12 PM.

This poem is about how she lost two important things in her life. There was
three imortant things in her life and thats what her life was about. There
were two things and her own death that were most important to her. The
other two closed in her life before her own life came to an end. Once she
had lost everything important to her, the only thing she had left was her
own death.

Nick
Comment 20 of 217, added on January 27th, 2006 at 2:02 PM.

When Emily says that her life has closed twice before its closed she is
sayin that she has lost something or maybe even someone that was close to
her and caused her some hardship. The third event she might be talkin about
is that she may be coming to the actual thing, death. She seems almost as
if it doesnt bother her to much because shes already lost the important
things in her life. She also speaks of heaven so the two losses in her life
could have been deaths of two people she was close to. Emily is basically
saying that she will get to see them soon.

Brittney from United States
Comment 19 of 217, added on January 27th, 2006 at 1:44 PM.

From the poem, "My life closed twice before its close," Emily Dickinson
speaks about the three closings in her life. The first closing being the
death of her father. The second closing being the death of her mother. The
two deaths in her life hurt her in many ways concealing her to her own room
in her home. The last closing being her death.

Herold from United States
Comment 18 of 217, added on January 27th, 2006 at 1:46 PM.

This poem talks about how she had two sad deaths in her life. Those two sad
parts were when her father and the man she was falling for died. She
believes that she has no other things to live for in life. Also that she
has suffered enought and is ready to die now and is waiting for that day.
All she knows after this is either heaven or hell.

Saud from United States

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 1732. My life closed twice before its close --
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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