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Analysis and comments on A sepal, petal, and a thorn by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 7 of 77, added on March 24th, 2011 at 12:13 PM.

you should use email to give the meaning of the poem because then we can
give that to teacher becauseif u post it on the web then teacher can check
it whether it is from online so u should give email to ask questions and

Well Wisher from United States
Comment 6 of 77, added on July 4th, 2009 at 7:20 AM.

a sepal,petal and a thorn........2 soft and beautiful things like sepal and
petal co-exist with the painful/struggle/the thorn...this the paradox of
life......the summer image is idyllic...the dew is abundant..that is why
she says flask...the bees are there for the sound...so is the breeze and
the rustle of the word caper...a few lines but so much imagery...and she
ends by saying she is a rose...as beautiful...as charming...as eternal.

uma nair from India
Comment 5 of 77, added on November 8th, 2007 at 4:20 PM.

This poem is about how the world sees her. She is nice to look at, but
people are afraid to get too close least they prick themselves on her
thorny exterior. She is alone, but not nesecarily unhappy about the

Stacy from United States
Comment 4 of 77, added on January 24th, 2006 at 9:38 AM.


Cause most of her poams dont make sence but this 1 i get!!!! hurray 4 me

love ya all


NiColE from United States
Comment 3 of 77, added on April 25th, 2005 at 4:06 PM.

Love it...

Natalie Torget from United States
Comment 2 of 77, added on April 15th, 2005 at 9:25 AM.

the part that i like about this poem is when she says that she is a rose
and about the thorn i think it means that she is touf

Caramel from United States
Comment 1 of 77, added on January 12th, 2005 at 11:11 PM.

Witty in the superlative!

Patt Major from United States

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Information about A sepal, petal, and a thorn

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 19. A sepal, petal, and a thorn
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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Poem of the Day: Mar 6 2011

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