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Analysis and comments on One Sister have I in our house by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 8 of 228, added on May 24th, 2005 at 10:45 AM.

You have to realize that this poem reflects her life very literally. This
poem isn't about something that dickinson just made up. She lived with her
sister Lavinia(One sister have I in our house) and she had a SISTER IN LAW
Susan, her brother Austin's wife who lived in a house next door to Emily
and her sister(one a hadge away) She says that only on is recorded because
Lavinia is her only biological sister but she considers Susan to be a
sister to altough they are only related through marriage.

Julie from Canada
Comment 7 of 228, added on April 15th, 2005 at 9:18 AM.

i really felt what she was trying to say in this poem i liked the way she
expressed her feelings for her sisters and the way she was talking bout
family

cammy from United States
Comment 6 of 228, added on March 17th, 2005 at 9:28 AM.

Well
To me in this poem I think she is talking about the love for her sister. I
am doing a report on Emily Dickinson. I like her poems.

Macey from United States
Comment 5 of 228, added on January 28th, 2005 at 2:45 PM.

i think brinety is the coolest person in the whole wilde freakin world im
in school right now i got to abermarle middle sooo come track me down in
rape me

meghan from United States
Comment 4 of 228, added on December 19th, 2004 at 4:37 PM.

I first thought of my close friendships, and found this poem explained the
differences and similarities between sisters of blood and of the heart.
Emily Dickinson's poetry has never failed to amaze me.

Brittany from United States
Comment 3 of 228, added on December 16th, 2004 at 7:40 PM.

The Sister in the house is her sister, Lavinia. The second sister she
refers to is Susan Huntington Dickinson (married to her brother, Austin),
whom she shared an intimate friendship with and lived nextdoor ("One, a
hedge away"). As evidenced in the last words - "Sue, forevermore!", they
shared a very close and personal relationship that has only recently come
to light in the book, "Open Me Gently" a collection of letters written to
Susan by Emily.
Of her more than 99 correspondants, she wrote to Susan more times than any
of them over their 40 years of friendship.

Mindy Lynn Ellis from United States
Comment 2 of 228, added on December 15th, 2004 at 7:11 PM.

In this poem I think she is talking about one of her sisters that had died
or something

Jazz from United States
Comment 1 of 228, added on November 20th, 2004 at 7:51 PM.

In the first stanza she says, "One Sister have I in our hous, And one A
hedge away. There's only one recorded, but both belong to me." This makes
me wonder if she had one real sister and the other was adopted or somehow
welcomed into the family.

fuzzizle from United States

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 14. One Sister have I in our house
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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Poem of the Day: Oct 21 2008


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