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Emily Dickinson

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

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"Why do I love" You, Sir?


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"Why do I love" You, Sir?
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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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:

    http: //graphics.suite101.com/logo_text.gif

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Lidiya Zaharieva (5/2/2005 10:41:00 AM)

    Unusual, however I like it. It tells us so much, but in a way that we can relate it to our own lifes and most importantly the LOVE we feel for someone else. Really good, in a traditional way that leaves you breathless! (Report) Reply

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