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Analysis and comments on "Sic transit gloria mundi" by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 9 of 89, added on December 12th, 2005 at 10:40 PM.

i dont think theres any connection between the brand new song and her poem.
since the latin part basically means, glory fades, they just kinda put it
there in latin. at least..thats my spin on it.

tho..i must admit thats the reason why i looked at the poem. =P

karol from United States
Comment 8 of 89, added on November 23rd, 2005 at 11:32 AM.

i keep returning to this page to read this poem - again and again. after i
am thru, i view the comments to see if anybody has anything new to say; and
there always is.

shiv reddy from United States
Comment 7 of 89, added on October 26th, 2005 at 1:51 PM.

heh..hello to everyone!
so...emily dickinson...huh.....the words are meaningless when i try to
explain whaat kind of emotions emily is producing in me when im reading her
poetry. Iwas at age of 16 when i first ahd a chance to meet with her..in my
thoughts through hers. Then after reading one book of her, i felt such urge
to find everything bout her, what is related with her and stuff. So next
thing I found was "Amherst's beauty" an really extraordinary book,
containing one play that was written by emily's thoughts but put up
together from her's close friend in a way he think thta emily would like to
do it. From that moment i was obsessed with thta kind of thought
structure-like a play......huh im sorry my english is not so good but i
hope u know about what kinda art im talking about...:)
.........ok, now bout this song
so Kadan explains us and me a lot of things[thanks:)], now there is some,
sholud i say easier part, called decribing emotions while and after reading
this song.... i think that this part of song is...
: Mortality is fatal --
Gentility is fine,
Rascality, heroic,
Insolvency, sublime

That kind of expressions and showing her enthusiasm for nature for liberty,
that emotions that most higher good in every one of us, so if liberty is
highest good in us, that is the main reason for us to celebrate it, and in
the moment someone took us from us in thta very moment you dont exist
anymore, living dead that has no spiritual reasons for living. So,
according to her spirit, that lion's strength, she realised that most
exciting thing in life, our oh-so-passing life is to celebrtae our freedom,
while we have it. in moment we loose her we can easily go six feet

huge huge greething from serbia......

better days for all of us...........

bojana miletic from Yugoslavia
Comment 6 of 89, added on October 12th, 2005 at 10:09 PM.

I'm glad we know the proper use for this cite.

now about the poem: Loomis asked what was ment by "sic transit gloria
mundi" and i answer that. it is Latin meaning "so passes worldly glory" or
more normaly "fame fades", in fact this poem is riddled with latin, it also
contains "dum vivimus vivamus"(let us live while we live), "veni,vidi,
vici"( i came, i saw, i conquered), "caput"(head), "cap-a pie"(from head to
foot), and "memento mori"(remember you are mortal) all of these phrases
have to do with the posibly most famous latin phrase: "carpe diem" "seize
the day" but that is the only one not there, i find that interesting.

Kadan Joelavich from United States
Comment 5 of 89, added on October 11th, 2005 at 3:04 PM.

watch 'rushmore' - the movie.

shiv reddy from United States
Comment 4 of 89, added on September 20th, 2005 at 5:07 PM.

i wanted to know something...if anyone knows...there is a band named brand
new, and one of their songs is called "sic transit gloria...glory fades" i
was wondering if there was a connection...cause i dont know! :)


Loomis from United States
Comment 3 of 89, added on August 11th, 2005 at 7:20 AM.

really children, ugh!

shiv reddy from United States
Comment 2 of 89, added on May 8th, 2005 at 12:56 PM.

I like this poem and Ms. Dickinson, and if you don't use this site for the
poems, well then don't get on it. I agree with the last comment. And no I
am not that old, i am only 15. . .

Kristen from United States
Comment 1 of 89, added on May 2nd, 2005 at 3:24 PM.

Do you realize how stupid you are acting? All three of you!
toooooooobrinety, why are you even on this site if you think its so boring?
And no one wants to rape you and your butt, so go sob in a corner cause
you're not worth it! brittany, you saw a cow, that's nice, it was scary, so
don't look at one next time. If you don't like cows, then just find a poem
that you like and think of it every time you get scared by...a cow.
monique, at least you're sane, and at least you talked about the poem, but
I really don't think you should compare yourself to Emily Dickenson and say
that you're better. I mean, I've had my poetry published, and I know I'm
not better than her! She was one of the best poets ever! So, as an ending
to this comment, I liked this poem and I think more people should read it,
that is if they are going to be serious and actually take the time to
appreciate it!!!!

P.S. No, I am NOT an old grammy who thinks kids should behave better and
show respect for their elders and yatta yatta yatta! I am thirteen years
old and twice as smart as you! You don't care, too bad. I will not tolerate
people acting like absolute jerks! If you thought all people who came to
this site were passive, annoying, little kids doing homework and boring old
professors not caring about kids acting like idiots, you were WRONG-O, let
me tell you that much! So there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 3. "Sic transit gloria mundi"
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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