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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.

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Information about One Sister have I in our house

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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