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Analysis and comments on Heart! We will forget him! by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 21 of 581, added on December 13th, 2005 at 12:15 PM.

Reading this poem makes me realize that what im going through is normal.
Though it could have been a year now, yet still the pain is there. I see
him daily and he is unaffected. Why cant it not be the same for me?

Dacolette from Bahrain
Comment 20 of 581, added on December 8th, 2005 at 5:42 PM.

Emily lives...

Ted from United States
Comment 19 of 581, added on December 5th, 2005 at 12:49 PM.

Heart! We will forget him!
Heart, you know I love him!
You and I to-night
The night knows my tears
You may forget the warmth he gave
I am still burning
I will forget the light
And his light defies the bitter darkness

When you are done, pray tell me
I pray that grief will be my companion
That I may straight begin
In the night I begin
Haste! Lest while you’re lagging
My heart is slow to forget
I remember him
I remember him

I won't presume to think that my lonely ramblings are even remotely
comparable to Dickinson's masterpiece, but her poem was my mantra for a
long time. I wanted desperately to forget someone, but love him so much
that I just couldn't. One night, when I was all out of tears, I wrote a
response to the words I'd been repeating over and over in my head. And I
finally felt peace. Her poetry speaks to me in a way no living person has
ever spoken to me, and I thank her for her words! Maluhia... peace.
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Samantha from United States
Comment 18 of 581, added on August 9th, 2005 at 9:45 AM.

Emily Dickinson is writing about the pain this one man brought her and is
asking for some relief from her heart as it is too painful to think about
this person. When she does begin to think about him she blames her heart
for failing her. I think a lot of individuals, including myself can
certainly identify with her pain.

Cathy from United States
Comment 17 of 581, added on August 3rd, 2005 at 1:36 PM.

i love this poem, she wants so hard not to forget him and all the memories
she has but knows she has to and cant find the stength to do so through all
the pain. She tells her heart to forget him so the next time she thinks
about him the pain will go away

madeline from United States
Comment 16 of 581, added on August 3rd, 2005 at 1:36 PM.

i love this poem, she wants so hard not to forget him and all the memories
she has but knows she has to and cant find the stength to do so through all
the pain. She tells her heart to forget him so the next time she thinks
about him the pain will go away

madeline from United States
Comment 15 of 581, added on June 29th, 2005 at 7:18 PM.

in this poem emily sort of jokes about how she knows she needs to forget
about her loved one, but she doesn't want to, so she blames it on her
heart. it's sort of darkly humorous, if you think about it.

maggie from United States
Comment 14 of 581, added on June 22nd, 2005 at 11:30 PM.

i love this poem. i think it is about the pain of getting over a man that
she loves. she still loves him because she talks about "the warmth he
gave". i think it is about the pain of unrequited love because he is still
perfect in her mind. when we love someone from afar it is easy to believe
they are perfect and idealize them. she wants to forget him because
loving someone who doesnt love you can only really cause pain. believe me
that is something i know too well.

Liana from United States
Comment 13 of 581, added on June 13th, 2005 at 9:54 PM.

What i think it means is she DOESNT want to forget. She suffered a great
loss and the image of him is slowly slipping away and she doesnt want to
lose it. When i first read it i thought the same thing but after keep
reading and reading it for an english paper this new meaning came to me.

Rachel from United States
Comment 12 of 581, added on June 10th, 2005 at 2:47 PM.

I think this poem is a good one, it went straight to my heart,I felt
identified with it. This guy, Juan doesn't know anything about poems He
probably doesn't even get the point of it, he shoul take a poetry class and
a writing one too doesn't even spelled some words the right way.

Jazmin from United States

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 47. Heart! We will forget him!
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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