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

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Comment 9 of 579, added on April 27th, 2005 at 9:49 PM.

The theme is about Emily Dickinson trying to persuade her heart to forget
the guy she loved. It is compulsory to forget him because of the
circumstances, and on the other hand, he gave her the warmth and light. Her
conflict in this poem is between her heart and her mind. She is trying to
tell her heart to forget him otherwise she canít go on with her life.

ayesha from United States
Comment 8 of 579, added on April 19th, 2005 at 10:36 AM.

I like this poem, too. It is better than pie! Ok, seriusly though, if
anyone knows a site about her and can give me info... EMAIL ME!!! Thanks

Courtney from United States
Comment 7 of 579, added on April 13th, 2005 at 4:56 PM.

This poem is soooooo great! I can relate to it. She tells of how she has
been hurt so bad by someone, that she wants to forget about him, but her
heart won't let her.

Ashley from United States
Comment 6 of 579, added on April 13th, 2005 at 4:56 PM.

This poem is soooooo great! I can relate to it. She tells of hoe she has
been hurt so bad by someone, that she wants to forget about him, but her
heart won't let her.

Ashley from United States
Comment 5 of 579, added on February 22nd, 2005 at 4:10 PM.

this poem is one out of many wonderful poems Emily Dickinson wrote and it
should be rememberd. i loved this poem cuz i can relate to what she is
saying :)
everything in her poetry has a meaning u just have to look a little deeper
to find it.

Angie from United States
Comment 4 of 579, added on January 26th, 2005 at 6:11 PM.

I think this poem is about how she lost a loved one and wants to forget the
tragedy that she has suffered from for such a long time.

Brittany MIlls from United States
Comment 3 of 579, added on January 5th, 2005 at 2:40 PM.

This poem has been set to music by James Mullholand for women's chorus,
piano and french horn. It is a gorgeous piece that really captures
Dickinson's meaning.

Veronica Rosales from United States
Comment 2 of 579, added on December 2nd, 2004 at 6:30 PM.

I love the meaning of the poem besides that its beauty period.

Antoinette from United States
Comment 1 of 579, added on November 4th, 2004 at 11:11 AM.

In this beautifully written poem, the poet, Emily Dickinson battles between
her mind and her heart. In lines 1&2 she quotes, "Heart! We will forget
him! You and I -tonight!". Her mind is telling her heart that they will
both forget their loved one. The heart begins by imagining itself and it's
lover together when the mind interupts, insisting that the heart forget
about it tonight.
There is a connection between the poem and modern-day life. Sometimes when
you feel a connection between you and another individual you have an
internal conflict. One part of you wants to think and daydream about the
person, while the other scolds you and contradicts what you feel.
Literary analysis questions:
1.) Which part of the author is more powerful, the mind or the heart?
2.) The lover gave botht the heart and the mind something different, why is
each gift important?
3.) What do the exclamation points add to the poem?
4.) Why does the mind give up on the heart?
5.) What feeling does the author want the reader to feel while reading this
poem?


Maria from United States

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Information about Heart! We will forget him!

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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Poem of the Day: May 20 2008


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