Emily Dickinson

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

"Faith" Is A Fine Invention - Poem by Emily Dickinson

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"Faith" is a fine invention
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Comments about "Faith" Is A Fine Invention by Emily Dickinson

  • (5/3/2014 8:52:00 AM)


    Science and religion... prevalent issue. (Report) Reply

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  • Ravindran Govindaraju (2/22/2014 6:21:00 AM)


    Action is more divine than prayers make.. (Report) Reply

  • Is It Poetry (2/12/2014 12:56:00 PM)


    The difference
    between
    faith and science
    is clear....iip
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  • Is It Poetry (2/12/2014 12:56:00 PM)


    The difference
    between
    faith and science
    is clear....iip
    (Report) Reply

  • (1/18/2014 9:28:00 AM)


    I think this is about how people trust in traditional methods of cure based largely in trust rather than modern medicine. (Report) Reply

  • (1/18/2014 9:27:00 AM)


    This seems to be about how people trust in traditional methods of cure instead of modern medicine. (Report) Reply

  • (1/6/2014 9:14:00 PM)


    ............when gentlemen can see faith is a fine invention...
    ............in an emergency microscopes are prudent...
    .................I believe she means people only believe what they see...
    ....................so microscopes are necessary for proving what is unseen..
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  • Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (10/26/2013 6:16:00 AM)


    When times are real bad
    We need technology and faith
    Instead of feeling helpless and sad
    Make use of both and patiently wait
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  • (10/22/2013 3:14:00 PM)


    She calls faith and invention and then compares it to a Microscope, and how usless both are in tough times (Report) Reply

  • (9/29/2013 7:03:00 PM)


    Faith is a fine invention
    When Gentlemen can see—
    But Microscopes are prudent
    In an Emergency.
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  • (7/26/2013 9:28:00 AM)


    Emily capitalizes her Metaphors. Metaphors be with you.
    Baruch Atta, Baltimore
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    Souren Mondal Souren Mondal (2/1/2016 2:27:00 PM)

    Yes, the metaphor is strong with this one :)

  • (2/25/2013 3:35:00 PM)


    This is an anti religious poem. She is calling faith an 'invention' i.e. something made up by people - a technology. In particular, it is an invention used by 'Gentlemen' or the establishment support their version of the 'truth'.

    While religion may be a useful 'tool', if you actually want to find the truth of something, especially if its important, then science / actual observation is required.
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  • (8/5/2012 8:40:00 AM)


    Faith is a fine invention, the man who is gentle can see it while the one who is a logic machine can not see it.... it is a invention, fine, to test people's attitudes In an emergency. (Report) Reply

  • (8/5/2012 8:38:00 AM)


    Faith is a fine invention, the man who is gentle can see it while the one who is a logic machine can not see it.... it is a invention, fine, to test people's attitudes In an emergency. (Report) Reply

  • (8/1/2012 4:02:00 AM)


    I think this young (then) lady was just exceptional and i only wish id read her works earlier than today as my first day... this is just so suggestive in my eyes...she appears to be knocking religion as as she suggests using a microscope but why? oh why is faith written as a spoken word in speech brackets? could it be to suggest a female of consequence, even competition to Emily herself? a young lady flitting around smiling and gregarious, whom emily did not trust or like, maybe a young man she liked was distracted by 'Faith'

    or even is it that she feels Faith is as a young woman to distract young mens thoughts...not sure just my reaction....
    oh emily you do make me smile...tyvm
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  • (5/5/2012 11:58:00 PM)


    You know this lady just writes poems in manner such that she would live you wondering and thinking all by yourself, her writes are very specific and interesting, well most of them ofcoz

    The_African_Son
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  • (1/10/2012 8:59:00 PM)


    faith is a tool much like a microscope... (Report) Reply

  • (12/31/2011 10:38:00 PM)


    Love, love, Ms. Emily,
    Theo
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  • (2/8/2011 2:45:00 PM)


    Faith is believing in something you can't see. When it really matters though (an emergency) it is very difficult to go on faith alone. 'Microscopes are prudent...' we need to see it in order to believe it. (Report) Reply

  • Mohammad Muzzammil (12/13/2010 8:00:00 PM)


    Of course. Faith is a nice concept of seeing and it can see through it that we can't through miracoscopes. (Report) Reply



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