I’ve seen a Dying Eye
Run round and round a Room —
In search of Something — as it seemed —
Then Cloudier become —
And then — obscure with Fog —
And then — be soldered down
Without disclosing what it be
‘Twere blessed to have seen —

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem I’ve seen a Dying Eye


  1. Elodie says:

    I’m so amazed at the ignorance of people who write on this site. I’m speaking for Jack. It’s not because you do use your hand that everybody does. Now you may be a talented poet, writer or literary critic and dislike Emily Dickinson. If so I truly apologize. But prove it by posting real arguments.

  2. nana says:

    The poem is about god; her exploring religion, searching for god. A poem can have different meanings to everyone, even to young jacko. He took what he wanted from the poem; which by the way was completely immature. Nonetheless it was your opinion of the meaning of this freaking amazing poem. I always thought that Dickinson’s poem were not so easy to understand. One’s has to read it multiple times to get the true meaning behind. Most times one does, other times one doesn’t. Her poems can have quite a few different meaninhs. Most of her work though, was about nature, death, and religion. Valuing nature, accepting death, and exploring religion.

  3. jack says:

    the poem “Ive seen a Dying Eye” correlates to the youth of Emily Dickinson and to the lives of the people that follow her poetry. She had no life and was a complete loser. Her only companion was her hand and her father who used her a lot.

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