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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  • (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
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  • (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
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  • (5/2/2009 9:05:00 AM)


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

  • (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

  • (5/2/2009 12:54:00 AM)


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  • 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

  • (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

  • (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.
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  • (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

  • (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

  • 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

  • (7/10/2006 10:18:00 AM)


    Excellent write very moving and beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • (5/2/2006 4:01:00 AM)


    Ah, Emily Dickinson! How sweet her words in this beautiful love poem!
    Yes, this one left me feeling quite moved. Great poem!
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  • (5/2/2005 6:57:00 PM)


    It's a great poem, words of love are used all to often. 'Know I love thee by my actions, not my words' (Report) Reply

  • (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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