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

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Comment 21 of 621, 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 621, 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 621, 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 621, 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
Comment 17 of 621, added on January 27th, 2006 at 1:42 PM.

This poem is talking about how she lost two important things in her life
before her own life had ended. there was three things in her life that
meant the most and two were closed and taked away from her before her own
life was closed.

Nick from United States
Comment 16 of 621, added on January 27th, 2006 at 1:37 PM.

I like to think that in this poem Emily is mourning the deaths of two loved
ones. These prior deaths deeply wounded her and left her thinking she will
be next. I love the way Emily defines the word parting as "all we know of
Heaven and all we need of Hell". She says this because Heaven is so unknown
to the human race except for the fact that you or your soul leaves
everything on Earth behind. Also, when she expresses that parting is all we
need of Hell I beleive she has suffered from the departure of loved ones
and thinks of it as the closest pain to actual Hell.

Dustin from United States
Comment 15 of 621, added on January 26th, 2006 at 9:08 PM.

This poem is about three main events: living life, experiencing a death and
then experiencing your own. You will experience pain and suffering long
before it is relieved. Life closes at least twice before its close.

katie from United States
Comment 14 of 621, added on January 25th, 2006 at 1:38 PM.

This poem is about the sad events of her life. The two events that already
have occured: the death of her father and the death of the man who asisted
Dickinson's father for some time, which she fell in love with. She is
waiting for her death and thinking if she is next in line. She cannot
believe or bear the idea that those two are dead. We on earth know that
when we on die, their is the possibility of heaven; but we also their is
the possibility of hell.

Fernando from United States
Comment 13 of 621, added on November 9th, 2005 at 7:16 AM.

I have to research a poet for my English 2 Class, I picked Emily. I'm
having some trouble understanding the meaning of her poems. I want to use
this poem or another poem called "so bashful when I spied her".. I would
really appreciate some help with these poems. So you can E-mail me at
Autumnsiren21@aol.com Thanx

Kaitlin from United States
Comment 12 of 621, added on November 4th, 2005 at 12:32 AM.

first of all, basis of any poetry analysis, you cannot assume anything
about the speaker. there is never any mention of the poet being the
speaker or of the speaker even being female, so we don't know. however, we
can see how this might relate to her life very well.... all of the "these
might relate to deaths" are the most likely responses.... for example, her
father died and he was a key figure in her life, as well as a man who was
her guide to reading who died of TB after marrying someone, or a childhood
friend sophia....

Christina from United States

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Information about My life closed twice before its close --

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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