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Comment 2 of 42, added on September 12th, 2004 at 11:45 AM.

Try to imagine the meaning of the poem in different views; Literal,
philosophical, spiritual etc...They don't always fit every view, but doing
so can open the mind of the reader to insights about the author. I find
that most poems have meaning on more than one level and make the best sense
only when taken as a whole.
Not every poem is grand and profound. Part of the charm of this one is the
simplicity of the author's musings. While at face value it's somewhat
whimsical and has a lilting cadence that's easily digested, many things are
not explained. Leaving the reader to decide for themselves what she meant,
it can mean many things to many people.


M. L. Frantz
Comment 1 of 42, added on September 8th, 2004 at 10:02 AM.

I think this poem is really inspiering.

Rebekah Michaud

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Information about Baffled for just a day or two

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 17. Baffled for just a day or two
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
Viewed: 4516 times
Poem of the Day: Jan 19 2002


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