If Nature smiles — the Mother must
I’m sure, at many a whim
Of Her eccentric Family —
Is She so much to blame?

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem If Nature smiles — the Mother must

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  1. yichaelle says:

    people associate nature with the “mother” of the mother figure. Nature in itself is full of imperfection, yet it is beautiful. The poem seems to question the notion that “mother” nature is always blamed when things go wrong. There is a double intent here. Mother is blamed in a family when things go wrong. The poet seems to say that this is not fair. In this sense the poem can be given a feminist reading. It shows that all life and blame is sometimes eccentric and misdirected.

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