To fight aloud, is very brave —
But gallanter, I know
Who charge within the bosom
The Cavalry of Woe —

Who win, and nations do not see —
Who fall — and none observe —
Whose dying eyes, no Country
Regards with patriot love —

We trust, in plumed procession
For such, the Angels go —
Rank after Rank, with even feet —
And Uniforms of Snow.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem To fight aloud, is very brave


  1. frumpo says:

    Those who meet the troubles of life head on are the true soldiers.

  2. Ryoma echizen says:

    I believe that life is where people just want to be famous AT TIMES mind you. But then again, we even dont know our true selves. To be able to cope with our own sorrows without being dependant on someone else is what i would call a true human being. life has its ups and downs. humans are not angels or perfect beings andlet alone God. yet when we fall, when we’re just about to go astray and slip; we get up again and again; because we dont want to give up. There are people around us who help us up back on to our feet. Angels are what everyone calls perfect beings. I agree since they are pure and white just like flakes of snow but still snow is cold…. we dont have to fight for our country as a brave human and be famous worldwide but just so long as-in my heart I believe- just so long as we can trust ourselves, be famous to ourselves, We can live life and learn to trust the world once more….
    ” Nothing’s perfect, the world’s not perfect. But it’s there for us, trying the best it can; and this is what makes it so beautiful…”

  3. piggykim36 says:

    I think this is about how although it is brave to fight physically, it is braver to fight within your heart (with the horses of sadness). Compared to soldiers, no country sees the broken-hearted and those unscathed from love. And even when love fails us, we find a way to trust love again.

  4. Mor :D says:

    This poem talks about how a person who is truly brave will not fight aloud to gain recognition but rather, fight inwardly with his own sorrows to obtain esteem from no one but himself. There will always be losses, but the true bravery lies in coping with one’s own misery to better understand oneself. And even as the angels are marching with “even feet” they are still coated in uniforms of snow (signifying something pure because it is white, but nevertheless utterly cold). The bottom line is that to fight outwardly is brave, but to challenge one’s own perceptions of what is right or wrong is much more brave, because with one’s own ideology on the line there is room for so much more criticism–self-criticism.

  5. stephanie says:

    We fight for our country every day just to see the next day ahead

  6. Gail says:

    I think this poem is about how u should be silent instead of saying something aloud.

  7. Rosie says:

    To me this poem was about challenging the world’s ideas with new ones, better ones. But no one notices, no one cares for them.

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