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

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Comment 6 of 86, 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 86, added on October 11th, 2005 at 3:04 PM.

watch 'rushmore' - the movie.

shiv reddy from United States
Comment 4 of 86, 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 86, added on August 11th, 2005 at 7:20 AM.

really children, ugh!

shiv reddy from United States
Comment 2 of 86, 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 86, 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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