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Analysis and comments on Nobody knows this little Rose by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 81 of 331, added on March 8th, 2012 at 4:58 AM.
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Comment 80 of 331, added on February 12th, 2012 at 6:30 AM.
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NOGNax As usual, the webmaster posted correctly..!

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Comment 79 of 331, added on June 13th, 2011 at 12:05 PM.

this poem is amazing && if your going to critisize and talk s*** then dont
post nothing b/c nobody wants to read your dumb s*** you have to say so
waste your time posting up negative thoughts because NO ONE GIVE A F***.
- THANKS.

flakita from United States
Comment 78 of 331, added on March 19th, 2011 at 12:03 PM.

I really agree what all of you guys say it really makes sense. How do you
guys come up with this stuff though thats what I dont get and when do you
have the time!

Kate Noll from Belgium
Comment 77 of 331, added on February 19th, 2011 at 6:56 PM.
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very good, It is wonderful....

Ali from Iran
Comment 76 of 331, added on December 14th, 2010 at 9:04 PM.

This poem has many meanings. Literally, it means that if you take a rose
away from its home, it will not be missed by anyone but a butterfly or bee.
The implicit meaning, however, is more complicated. The rose symbolizes a
perfect human being- everyone adores it’s beauty. When its gone, though,
nobody misses it. The poet uses alliteration to help the poem flow. For
example- “only a bee… only a butterfly… only a bird… only a breeze.” She
also uses the half rhyme (or slant rhyme) sequence (be rhymes with thee,
butterfly rhymes with lie, and sigh rhymes with die). The poet also
capitalizes important words and uses personification (“Bird will wonder”,
“breeze will sigh”, etc)

shams from United States
Comment 75 of 331, added on November 7th, 2010 at 12:00 AM.
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Comment 74 of 331, added on May 8th, 2010 at 3:45 PM.
"pilgrim" term disagreement

Emily Dickinson routinely used "pilgrim" and "pilgrimage" type terms, not
in the vernacular (slang) we are used to today, but if you read it as she
wrote it, a pilgrim is traditionally one who embarks on a religious
journey, which makes the remainder of that phrase make sense: "it might a
PILGRIM be...did I not take it from the ways...AND HOLD IT UP TO THEE..."
She was symbolically representing that by bringing the rose from its place
up to "thee" (whoever she meant then, or perhaps God, it isn't clear, but
she did have a difficult and impossible to make reality situation with a
man due to circumstance) as its journey from the earth to the nose of
"thee" (again being whomever she chose to leave out of the poem save that
phrase, which also leaves open interpretation as to who "thee" was, but the
prior comment, with all due respect, does not fit in with the remainder of
that poem, although it shows how our use of language is much different now
than in the past, and also is a wonderful sign that she is still making us
think after all this time. I hope someone replies with thoughts - she's my
favorite poet in her use of imagery and care with brevity of words to
explain infinite concepts with infinite meanings that are still relevant to
us today.

Donna from United States
Comment 73 of 331, added on December 1st, 2009 at 3:49 PM.

She says "it might a pilgrim be" meaning its a foreigner or someone who is
different from the others around it. And the Bee,Butterfly,Breeze and Bird
are capatilized to represent people in her life. the Rose representing her.


Roxy from United States
Comment 72 of 331, added on May 26th, 2009 at 6:07 AM.

This poem is extremely deep. It reflects the circle of life and the way it
can just slip away. She used the rose to represent the fragility of our
lives and the mysteriousness of it. the End line shows that people with
very full lives can often envy those who have nothing to lose.

Tara from Australia

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 35. Nobody knows this little Rose
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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