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Analysis and comments on I have a Bird in spring by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 13 of 93, added on February 12th, 2008 at 10:36 AM.

I really enjoyed this poem; Emily is a great writer!

Megan from United States
Comment 12 of 93, added on January 24th, 2008 at 1:52 PM.

this poem is off the hook i just love it and i love the writer shes
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WONDER ful i just
love her

Christina Brewer
Comment 11 of 93, added on October 3rd, 2007 at 11:13 PM.

This poem, as all masterpieces by any great writers, can be interpreted in
a variety of way. Dickinson gives us a bird that comes to her garden in
Spring, then leaves and comes back again the following year and makes her
ever so happy again. Many readers have suggested that she is referring to a
very dear friend she misses tremendously and that she can't wait for him to
come back. This could be extended to the cycle of natural life and the
hardships of Life that need hope and effort to be born and overcome and
finally, the theme of Death and our Awakening in Heaven, where, according
to the Christian faith, there are no shadows or hardships. The Robin could
very well be her heart or even her immortal soul.

Juan from Spain
Comment 10 of 93, added on January 8th, 2006 at 7:11 AM.

I feel that this is a lovely poem. I'm learning it for a school project,
and every time I look it over again, something new springs out at me. It's
melancholy, but also rather hopeful, bringing out the 'Darkness before the
dawn' aspect. And also that happiness is easy, you can get it from simple
things, if you let yourself. I know that this is probably a silly comment,
but I had to make it.

Kates from China
Comment 9 of 93, added on October 12th, 2005 at 1:50 PM.

the two comments prior to this one is quite interesting, as are the ones
before; atleast those that pertaqined to the poem. However i felt that the
idea of Emily being in a state of emotional burden due to the parting of
someone she obviously cares for, was among the best interpetation i've
heard of this particular poem. It is also imperative to not that a number
of her poems are affliated with lost love or the lack of love.

wallace from United States
Comment 8 of 93, added on September 12th, 2005 at 8:20 AM.

i agree with the comments by Helen.I think Ms Dickinson was aluding to
someone she admired,using the Robin.the poem is has a sentimental tone to
it,somewhat wishing the bird(person) did'nt have to go,but also knowing
it(he) must go,and like the bird-and the seasons,it has to go but wll come
back again.

jimiruna from Nigeria
Comment 7 of 93, added on April 18th, 2005 at 1:23 PM.

In this poem of Emily Dickinson she is speaking of an individual leaving
her and using the season and birds to examplify what she feels and what the
person, leaving feels and always will, even after leaving her. She is
really not sad but is expressing deep emotional feelings of this departure.
This is why I think she places emphase on the word repine. She used this
word three times through out her poem. The text she uses it in lets one
know she is not dissatisfied or complaining about the departure because
there will always be a connection.

Helen from United States
Comment 6 of 93, added on April 10th, 2005 at 8:40 PM.

I think though she is sad, she is also showing the happiness that always
seems to return. She may be saying that pain returns, but also does
happiness. You just need to wait for it to come. Even if it is only from
simple things like a songbird. She finds love and a simple happiness in a
simple bird.

Jessica from United States
Comment 5 of 93, added on April 5th, 2005 at 4:22 PM.

the poem was great,ofcorse what else can you expect from a great poet like
herself. it reveals her pain in life, but also how beliving in life will
make things better.

Kimmy from United States
Comment 4 of 93, added on March 21st, 2005 at 6:56 PM.

This is a great poem. I believe it shows Emily's pain, but also her
hopefullness for things to improve in the future.

Nikki from United States

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 5. I have a Bird in spring
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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Poem of the Day: Jul 30 2000


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