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

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Comment 19 of 239, added on September 11th, 2013 at 6:50 PM.

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Comment 17 of 239, added on October 22nd, 2009 at 6:17 AM.

Clearly, the poet is expressing but deep affection for her sister-in-law
who is her immediate neighbor. It was the custom of 19th centuary writers
to often use romantic and passionate words with an innocent meaning. If
there had been any other meaning I hardly think it would have been written
as a poem which could have been published and was allowed to remain by
herself and family after her death. Biographers' interpretations want
primarily to appeal to their own age. In fact, it is one of her easiest
poems to understand if you take proper notice of her favored dashes! They
are breaks not slight pauses as a comma.

Timothy from United Kingdom
Comment 16 of 239, added on February 22nd, 2008 at 4:15 PM.

sisters are cool when they are older

sky from United States
Comment 15 of 239, added on February 2nd, 2006 at 11:38 PM.

The book's called "Open Me Carefully," and it's now widely believed that
Emily Dickinson shared a... somewhat sapphic relationship? with Sue
Dickinson. While intimate female friendships were often common in the time
period in which both women lived, the soaring and often amorous language
"Sue - Forevermore!" suggests a relationship closer to lover than to
'friend' or 'sister'.

Katie from United States
Comment 14 of 239, added on December 25th, 2005 at 8:26 AM.

this poem can make me feel ............... because I have a sister in my
home. and she is a nice girl

ary from Indonesia
Comment 13 of 239, added on December 4th, 2005 at 4:44 AM.

i think what she was saying was this person helped her through life like
how she said "up and down the hills i held her hand" i think that meant
when life got tough that she stuck with her. it shows they had a very close

raechel from United States
Comment 12 of 239, added on November 13th, 2005 at 8:29 AM.

this was a very touching poem. She obviously had a very close relationship
with someone who isn't her 'real' sister but considered their relationship
to be as 'sisters' can only be. Lovely.

Teresa from United States
Comment 11 of 239, added on October 22nd, 2005 at 10:23 PM.

I thought this poem was great. It makes me think about true friendship and
even though Susan (the sister that is referred to as being a hedge away)
wasn't her real sister, their friendship was so strong she thought of her
as one.

Hannah from New Zealand
Comment 10 of 239, added on October 21st, 2005 at 12:31 PM.

thinnk that this is a very good poem . i really liked this poem !

taylor 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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