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Comment 12 of 22, 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
Comment 11 of 22, added on February 16th, 2006 at 9:44 PM.

the first stanza is short, and limited giving it a rhythm of breaths maby
acting as the last breaths of the dying soldier

dominig from United States
Comment 10 of 22, added on February 9th, 2006 at 6:58 PM.

i think that the name is a literary device that enfasises the meaning of
the poem, forgoten. the title is more like
"there is a word, that i can't remember". the poem means that everyone will
remember great feats in history, but not names. time will wipe the memory
of the people who made history, but maby "The saved will tell
On patriotic day,
Some epauletted Brother
Gave his breath away." means that the family and friends of the fallen will
always remember

dominic from United States
Comment 9 of 22, added on September 2nd, 2005 at 10:16 PM.

I love this poem, to me it speaks of the power of words. Read it again and
I think you'll see what I mean.

Jess from United States
Comment 8 of 22, added on July 19th, 2005 at 2:23 PM.

When one's soul is forgotten, (by that one's self) God marks that one as a
target, by way of the graciousness of time and living that sould will be
woke up: One day conviction of who you really are will hit you.

May from Canada
Comment 7 of 22, added on May 10th, 2005 at 12:56 PM.

o this was very good! i loved it soo much i am doing it for a project for
school!

ally from Andorra
Comment 6 of 22, added on May 5th, 2005 at 2:42 AM.

To me this poem speaks of the faceless soldiers whose names we shall never
know. Instead, the history books will celebrate a glorious victory, but not
every man's accomplishments. They are forgotten.

Erin from United States
Comment 5 of 22, added on April 15th, 2005 at 9:30 AM.

I believe that the poem is very good. Not to mention how hard it is to
think about how it feels to be forgotten about.

J.C from United States
Comment 4 of 22, added on April 9th, 2005 at 5:48 AM.

erm..it's a nice poem with such lovely words...it makes people realize
sometimes in some victory there's a soul(person) behind it that we forgot
about...it's a nice poem n can make people realize that it's hurt when we
strive to get something than be forgotten when we achieve it.....dickinson
just doesn't want it happens to her...that's y she wrote it...i think!

Sarah from Malaysia
Comment 3 of 22, added on February 15th, 2005 at 3:47 PM.

All people fear that they will be forgotten after they die. Perhaps Emily
wrote this poem during the war, for she seems to say that the bravest of
men-soldiers- are likely to die anonymously on the battlefield and will be
unable to keep their memory alive.

Laura from United States

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 8. There is a word
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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