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Comment 21 of 21, added on February 11th, 2013 at 1:47 PM.
There is a word
I am wondering what people think the "word" is that she is writing about.
My son and I think it is the word "sacrifice." It has barbed syllables and
is "mute" as soon as the sacrifice is made. Those that were saved by the
sacrifice, can live to tell the story. And, a sacrifice is made for a
cause. The cause is remembered but not the person. However, I get lost in
the last stanza.
Lori Preston from United States
Comment 20 of 21, added on April 2nd, 2012 at 7:43 AM.
I think she have a good heart feeling ,
Comment 19 of 21, added on March 21st, 2012 at 6:50 AM.
i bleave in her poetry because she had agood imagin to discrib the war and
make us remmember this action
Comment 18 of 21, added on August 17th, 2011 at 9:22 AM.
There is a word
she wrote this poem for those who sarificed lives for the country..they
wont be remembered....only the victory will..though!dead to the world but
will always live in her heart..a beautiful poem of those war times.
Shama T. Bukhari
Comment 17 of 21, added on January 27th, 2011 at 1:03 PM.
i think that the poem There Is A Word , was a very strong well-written poem
. she really put alot of thinkin into it.
chelsea williams from United States
Comment 16 of 21, added on December 9th, 2010 at 8:10 AM.
This is such a wonderful poem to have shared. I have a book full of her
poems. I admire her.
The day is bright
the night is dsrk
watch yorself at all times
they are watching is part of one poem.
I think that this poem means that everywhere she looked there was a war and
that is what kept her from
leaving her home.
Tiffany from United States
Comment 15 of 21, added on July 5th, 2010 at 1:25 PM.
The tongue makes the word.
No man can tame the tongue.
The tongue sets on fire the course of nature.
The tongue 'can pierce an armed man.'
Emile Moelich from United States
Comment 14 of 21, added on April 5th, 2009 at 5:26 AM.
the poem does not talk about war, it talks about love,
how ever strong or how ever protected you may be love will find you.
suman from India
Comment 13 of 21, added on April 2nd, 2009 at 8:47 PM.
mainly to dominic - Emily Dickinson didn't want her poems published, and
none of them had names given by her, they were published after she died
without her consent. Since none of her poems were given names they are all
referred to by the first line in each poem.
Walker from United States
Comment 12 of 21, added on March 3rd, 2006 at 11:59 AM.
Im doing research on Emily for an assignment, this is the first poem I came
about.. And i too think that this is about a victory during the civil
war..a victory that will be celebrated by others but the indiviuals who
fought and won this victory will be forgotten with time and only those
close to the lost lives will remember them. Time will forget the names of
those who lost their lives for this country but not the victory...
A very good poem, it really means something to me..
I will keep reading her poetry even after im done with my assignment.. She
has an interesting way with words..
Crazzylaidbackfunchick from United States
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