Emily Dickinson

(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts)

"Why Do I Love" You, Sir? - Poem by Emily Dickinson

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"Why do I love" You, Sir?
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Comments about "Why Do I Love" You, Sir? by Emily Dickinson

  • Gold Star - 14,027 Points * Sunprincess * (9/27/2012 12:18:00 PM)

    a brilliant write, Emily..thank you.. :) (Report) Reply

    44 person liked.
    14 person did not like.
  • Gold Star - 12,649 Points Ramesh Rai (7/11/2012 4:11:00 AM)

    The Lightning—never asked an Eye
    Wherefore it shut
    a lovely and beautiful poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Carlos Echeverria (5/2/2012 10:33:00 AM)

    The original bad-ass, poetry-packing mama! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 7 Points Udiah Witness to YAH (5/2/2012 4:42:00 AM)

    Emily loves because of Him
    She loves Him because He is
    The Wind, The Wisdom, The Lightning,
    The Voice, Life Itself
    The Light (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 532 Points Juan Olivarez (5/2/2011 11:08:00 AM)

    Au contraire, her poetry was wonderful, and Lawrence Beck and anybody who declares Emily Dickinson flawed, obviously do not have an inkling of her wisdom. Obviously Dickinson had some sort of trauma in her life. Many say it was a love affair that left her bitter and a recluse, however she still had time for the neighborhood children. Mr. Nazir hit the nail on the head, she was superior to her critics. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Mohammad Akmal Nazir (5/2/2011 6:01:00 AM)

    You love me because I love you. You love me because I am I am. No, no, not at all. Don't try to answer this question otherwise you will invite the greatest folly of life to your pocket. Why do I love you? Love me for nothing- yes, that's the way. I really liked the poem for its open question. Great work. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Undead Perez (5/9/2010 6:37:00 PM)

    WOW! I mean I've loved Emily Dickinson for a very long time. Heck, if there was and Emily Dickinson religion I'd worship her FOREVER! lol. It captures the heart and leaves you hanging on its gallows dying to climb back up! xD (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Undead Perez (5/9/2010 6:34:00 PM)

    WOW! I mean I've loved Emily Dickinson for a very long time. Heck, if there was and Emily Dickinson religion I'd worship her FOREVER! lol. It captures the heart and leaves you hanging on its gallows dying to climb back up! xD (Report) Reply

  • Rookie William Luce (5/2/2009 7:38:00 PM)

    'A poem should be equal to:
    Not true
    For all the history of grief
    An empty doorway and a maple leaf
    For love
    The leaning grasses and two lights above the sea -
    A poem should not mean
    But be'
    - Archibald MacLeish (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Michael Pruchnicki (5/2/2009 10:08:00 AM)

    Yes, indeed - the 'why' of love
    and - can't forget
    spiritual heights

    Of course they have
    no clue -
    the swerves
    and hesitations
    of embarrassed
    silence

    and the hesitant title
    -'Why do I love' You, Sir? -
    juxtaposing query
    and Formal Address
    emphasizes the very nature
    of unspoken affection

    the power and glory
    of love (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 154 Points Claude H Oliver Ii (5/2/2009 9:05:00 AM)

    The 'why' of love cannot be explained. It just is. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 26 Points Joseph Poewhit (5/2/2009 6:55:00 AM)

    Captures well the spiritual heights of love. Silence, yet the energy forces of a love's spell upon the person. Though taken from a woman's point of view, it captures the submissiveness of a woman's love, toward a man. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Michael Harmon (5/2/2009 12:54:00 AM)

    Many famous poems are analyzed online somewhere or other. I searched for: Emily Dickinson 'Why do I love' You, Sir?

    and there were many sites. One of them was:

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    It seemed like a good analysis. You might start there... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Adam Sobh (4/10/2009 11:52:00 AM)

    I'm doing a project on Emily Dickinson for my 11th grade American Literature class, and i need to find a poem by Miss Emily Dickinson and then analyze it, i chose this poem, but i don't really understand it, so if anybody could please explain it to me and help me to better understand it, i would be extremely grateful. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Bhaswat Chakraborty (12/6/2008 3:30:00 AM)

    Yes, love does not need a reason to love. Dickinson has said it so beautifully and energetically... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Rakeem 'Voice in Poetry' Person (6/3/2008 9:54:00 PM)

    simply amazing. i love the last stanza:

    'The Sunrise—Sire—compelleth Me—
    Because He's Sunrise—and I see—
    Therefore—Then—
    I love Thee—'

    Dickinson has a very unique style, its in my opinion choppy but still has a flow. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Atsiylah Garfinkel (1/18/2008 5:47:00 PM)

    Dickinson has always filled me with emotion. Her use of visuals and alligory is something to aspire to! Great piece! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie BEAU GOLDEN (11/5/2006 6:42:00 PM)

    I feel my poem, 'why do i love you' pales in comparison to Emily Dickinsons. I invite your comments too. Why do i love you, i ask myself lover? For what have u done so unique from another...' (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Brian Dorn (7/23/2006 8:00:00 PM)

    Love is a complicated emotion, it's best not to question it. Great poem! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ruby Root (7/10/2006 10:18:00 AM)

    Excellent write very moving and beautiful. (Report) Reply










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