A Charm Invests A Face Poem by Emily Dickinson

A Charm Invests A Face

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A Charm invests a face
Imperfectly beheld—
The Lady dare not lift her Veil
For fear it be dispelled—

But peers beyond her mesh—
And wishes—and denies—
Lest Interview—annul a want
That Image—satisfies—

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Adam Sobh 10 April 2009

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.

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Billy Christover 22 May 2010

hmm...i guess.. when she wrote this poem, she looked in the mirror, and admired her own face. but she's afraid to get old and lose her charm. haha...

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Atsiylah Garfinkel 18 January 2008

note to who ever submitted this Dickinson Poem: 'Dare' not date, simple typo.

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Priyanka Choudhury 28 June 2008

yeah.so many of us still live in a perpetual effort to keep up the so called 'charm'

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* Sunprincess * 29 April 2014

..........a beautiful write....enjoyed..

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 14 June 2021

A poem of great depth in just minimal lines.

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Prativa Dey 17 October 2019

Nice poem, thank you. So nice thinking

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Ratnakar Mandlik 16 October 2019

A profound write, full of intense emotions and brevity. A masterpiece of Emily Dickinson.

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Anil Kumar Panda 16 October 2019

Deep write with an amazing style. Thanks very much.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 16 October 2019

A typical ED Poem, oft a brevity. All with Dashes inbetween, but I must admit This Is a Classic Poem Of The Day. CONGRATULATIONS for the family of the late great classic poetess. True great, and Classic through and through. That´s EMILY DICKINSON in full person. May she rest in peace.

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