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Analysis and comments on Awake ye muses nine by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 37 of 127, added on October 2nd, 2007 at 8:32 PM.

I'm a teacher of English as a foreign language in Spain and I have I degree
in English. I have studied some English and American literature and to this
day I never thought much of Emily Dickinson. But I know how highly-esteemed
she is over there so I knew I had to reread her works and really think
about them. This is just what I have started doing. I'm glad I found this
web site, thank you!

These are just my impressions on this poem at this time:

I think this poem is about Love and how we all need it to live a full and
happy life. Dickinson also refers to the way opposites attract (the ying
and the yang in some Eastern cultures) and she gives us many wonderful
images from nature:

The bee doth court the flower, the flower his suit receives,
And they make merry wedding, whose guests are hundred leaves;

Those lines are among the most beautiful ones I have read in a long time
and I mean it.

Of course, a sensitive person as she no doubt was, she praises the Lord,
her maker, the maker of all of us (as she sees it) and also of our
beautiful environment and the entire Earth, created by God.

I'll be glad to discuss poetry with serious readers either here, in the
forum or via email.

Thanks again for this great site.

Juan

Juan from Spain
Comment 36 of 127, added on May 10th, 2007 at 11:07 AM.

that is a beautiful poem that you rote

angelia from United States
Comment 35 of 127, added on March 23rd, 2007 at 2:12 PM.

this poem ws written in old english times and is a very appearsnceive poem
and you can see the uniquenees.

sam from United States
Comment 34 of 127, added on January 11th, 2007 at 8:58 AM.

ok, so were living in the United States, right? so do you think she could
use english?! :0

shannon from United States
Comment 33 of 127, added on June 19th, 2006 at 12:33 PM.

Reading the comments on Dickinson's "Awake ye muses nine" makes me fear not
only for the state of reading poetry in the United States, but the state of
sanity in my homeland. Not one person noted that this poem is written in
classic alexandrine couplets, an unusual form for anyone and the first poem
I've ever seen by the Poetess that is not in hymn meter. And she does it
very well, unlike anyone else; certainly a far cry from the classic
couplets of Pope and Dryden. Is there anything our wonderful Emily can not
do?

Ron Bluestein from United States
Comment 32 of 127, added on April 12th, 2006 at 2:59 PM.

Frankly I think it's absolutely brilliant how Dickinson is able to weave
together the Old and New Testament. The references to Adam and Eve are
obvious, and it is obvious that these people are written of in the Old
Testament. After explaining how Adam and Eve were the original lovers and
that the Earth was made for them, she rewords Jesus' "seek and ye shall
find" and does so beautifully. The poem seems to be about seeking love,
and Dickinson is confident that she will find it. Though she may have
never found it in a marital sense, she certainly found it in the adoration
of her work. Anyway, the whole poem illustrates her brilliant use of
Scripture.


Jodde from Canada
Comment 31 of 127, added on April 5th, 2006 at 8:30 AM.

This poem is like...totally confusing...like i dont understand!!!!!!!!!!

Mollie from United States
Comment 30 of 127, added on March 16th, 2006 at 11:16 AM.

Won't you go do something with your life...like take spelling lessons!
yea..i said it! OH, and Mark.. who cares?!?

Kaity from United States
Comment 29 of 127, added on February 18th, 2006 at 6:32 PM.

I love Emily Dickinson'c poems. I have to do a thing on her. i have to
dress and act like her it's really cool

Emily from United States
Comment 28 of 127, added on February 3rd, 2006 at 1:49 PM.

This poem was pretty ggod

Angela from United States

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 1. Awake ye muses nine
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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