A Clock Stopped -- Not The Mantel's Poem by Emily Dickinson

A Clock Stopped -- Not The Mantel's

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A clock stopped -- not the mantel's
Geneva's farthest skill
Can't put the puppet bowing
That just now dangled still.

An awe came on the trinket!
The figures hunched with pain,
Then quivered out of decimals
Into degreeless noon.

It will not stir for doctors,
This pendulum of snow;
The shopman importunes it,
While cool, concernless No

Nods from the gilded pointers,
Nods from seconds slim,
Decades of arrogance between
The dial life and him.

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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Oliver Hageman 04 September 2006

The clock which is not the mantel's is the human heart

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John Tiong Chunghoo 25 March 2006

old clock louder than neighbour's new

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* Sunprincess * 25 January 2014

......seems as if she is speaking of someone passing away...a clock stopped...a heart stopped...a clock goes tick tock....a heart goes thump thump...both continuously until one stops...

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* Sunprincess * 29 April 2014

........a wonderful write....enjoyed...

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Ratnakar Mandlik 02 July 2019

Nods from the gilded pointers Nods from seconds slim Decades of arrogance between The dial life and him." Hats off to the flight of imagery of the great poetess.

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Mahtab Bangalee 02 July 2019

clock- It will not stir for doctors, This pendulum of snow; ..../// beautiful poem

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Edward Kofi Louis 02 July 2019

Into degreeless noon! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Adeeb Alfateh 02 July 2019

Nods from the gilded pointers, Nods from seconds slim, Decades of arrogance between The dial life and him. good writings great 10+++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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Bernard F. Asuncion 02 July 2019

One of the best poems by Emily Dickinson.....

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