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

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Comment 51 of 331, added on December 29th, 2005 at 9:36 PM.

I am not a big fan of poetry, but when I came across this poem and really
thought about it, I actually understood it. It is one of the shortest yet
deepest things I have ever read. It made me realize that things or people
can go through life without being noticed and it is very sad.

stacy from United States
Comment 50 of 331, added on December 9th, 2005 at 12:49 AM.

The poem has the Little Rose as its protagonist. It's beautiful, sensual
and sad.

Phyliss from Singapore
Comment 49 of 331, added on November 15th, 2005 at 10:06 PM.

I think Emily was trying to convince herself that she didn't need people.
(Make sure you read her poem about being a nobody.) The rose represents
herself. She wrote such beautiful poetry, without ever seeing it really
reach the public. She was probably secluding herself in the same way
people like me feel guilty about shopping at Walmart. She didn't want to
contribute to the shallow masses. She lived on principle, perhaps thinking
it wasn't really making much of a difference. But Emily's roselike poetry
did eventually matter.
Can you tell I'm going through essay writing withdrawl?

Lacy from United States
Comment 48 of 331, added on November 2nd, 2005 at 11:05 AM.

This poem is one of my favorites. A couple years ago I had a friend who
sang this poem as a song for a compitetion and it went great!

Courtney from United States
Comment 47 of 331, added on October 25th, 2005 at 10:06 AM.

This poem is beautiful, and the critics don't need to comment on it. If you
critisize this poem, then you don't understand the beauty of it, and then
you mightbe in the position of the rose!!! Except life, even though
sometimes you feel like you are the only one in it and no one else cares.
(No one cares if you are stupid enough to critisize this beautiful poem,
you are the rose!, except there aren't any bees or butterflies!)

Donielle from United States
Comment 46 of 331, added on October 13th, 2005 at 3:33 PM.

This poem is awesome, i read most of these comments, well yes i was bored
and have to do it for my hmwk, but still. Some say that how it says that
its easy for a person to die, or that when people die someone for sure will
miss them like their family. Or that the person isnt know for its beauty
until u show ppl him... but this is my idea of it: Think about artists, and
poets, what happens to them during their life. They paint, and create
poems. Sometimes they get noticed, but mostly dont. Most of the famous
artist and poets are noticed after their death. She is saying when the rose
is picked, it dies right away, but then people notice it. So basicaly my
idea is that she was talking about her life, how she wont be known until
after death, when someone picks her up and displays her. Well this could
help some ppl do research so u r welcome

Andrey from Russia
Comment 45 of 331, added on October 6th, 2005 at 8:58 PM.

This poem is so deep! I thinl that she is a wounderful writer and he poems
are so analogus!!!

Christina
Comment 44 of 331, added on September 3rd, 2005 at 7:27 PM.

i love this poem its always been my favorite!!!

Emily from United States
Comment 43 of 331, added on August 16th, 2005 at 9:54 PM.

My son, who ALWAYS picks flowers for me shocked me when *I* picked HIM the
last flower of the season from our garden. I thought it was great to give
him the last flower, but as I handed it to him, his eyes turned down in
sadness, and in his sweet little four year old voice he said, "Oh How SAD!
Now the flower will die!"
I almost cried.
I think what Emily did was pick a flower and then she immediatly feel like
my little Johnny did. She did the only thing she could to honor that
beautiful rose, write this poem. I bet she never picked another flower
again. I never will.

Loretta from United States
Comment 42 of 331, added on July 21st, 2005 at 9:46 AM.

wow!i think the poem is so deep,so much crammed in one thought.if the
birds,breeze,bees and buterfly were unhappy,who then would be?

YEPWI DANIEL from Nigeria

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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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Poem of the Day: Aug 29 2002


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