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Analysis and comments on Fame is a bee. by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 10 of 30, added on January 7th, 2006 at 2:56 PM.

i think that this poem is about how fame has its good and bads

kaka from United States
Comment 9 of 30, added on September 27th, 2005 at 9:18 PM.


LALA from Mexico
Comment 8 of 30, added on July 1st, 2005 at 10:26 AM.

Would this poem be best characterized as personification, an oxymoron, or
as a metaphor? Was she humorous, positive, or realistic?
Thank you for your input.

Laura Donaldson from United States
Comment 7 of 30, added on April 5th, 2005 at 6:07 PM.

I think that this is a particualy lovely poem. I am thinking that it just
talks basically about peoples times of fame, but hen it comes back to
'sting' you.
To me, it puts a lovely vision in my head.

Grace from United States
Comment 6 of 30, added on March 31st, 2005 at 12:10 PM.

it was short but it was good

Christina from United Kingdom
Comment 5 of 30, added on March 21st, 2005 at 11:04 PM.

I think that maybe emily was also possibly refering to Jesus Christ and his
death on the cross. With the songs of the bee being the only way that bees
can praise God, it symbolizes when Jesus came into Jerusalem on the donkey
people were crying out Hossana and Mesiah and Lord, along with other
praises, then The stinger symbolizes pain and angony, the pain that Christ
felt dying on the cross for our sins. and then the wings possibly
symbolizes the resurection of Christ on the 3rd day, and it is the 3rds
thing mentioned about the bee.

Mary Lou from United States
Comment 4 of 30, added on December 14th, 2004 at 10:32 PM.

It was too short poem but great and ineresting.

Eden Rochelle Padero from Philippines
Comment 3 of 30, added on November 27th, 2004 at 12:08 PM.

it was weird.yet it was the truth of fame

morgan Sills from United States
Comment 2 of 30, added on October 11th, 2004 at 8:45 PM.

This poem expresses how fame captures people the same way and has its
instant reactions but yea its good for a while. It does leave though....

Tristen from United States
Comment 1 of 30, added on August 30th, 2004 at 8:43 AM.

it was kewl, but weird it was short @ kewl!

Tericca from United States

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Information about Fame is a bee.

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 1763. Fame is a bee.
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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Poem of the Day: Oct 8 2006

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