Sometimes with the Heart
Seldom with the Soul
Scarcer once with the Might
Few — love at all.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem Sometimes with the Heart

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  1. Perhaps she was thinking of the word Ones and by mistake wrote Once. Or perhaps those who had the manuscript changed her “ones” to “once”. If I am right, she is venturing to say that those who have power love even less that those who love with Heart, or Soul. Those with Might who love are even scarcer than those who love with heart or soul. There are three possible kinds of lovers in the poem. The third kind is the most improbable. Her concluding thought is that few people love at all.

  2. Breanna says:

    Love is not becoming a thing of the past. I have been reading & writing poetry since i was eight years old & Emily is my favortie author. I believe she was saying that love is rare, and to love with all of your heart, soul, & might is rare, but if you do, then it is true love. Love is hard.Shakespeare said “if a love is easy, then it is not true love”. Love is life, it is what we all live for. Follow your heart.

  3. DONT WEIY BOUT IT says:

    THIS POEM TELLS A LOT ABOUT TRUE LOVE THAT SHE REALLY LOVES SOME ONE AND THAT IT IS VERY INTRING!!!!

  4. David Montoya says:

    This poem is very interesting and she writes the truth love is becoming a thing of the past.

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