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

  • Adam Sobh (4/10/2009 11:49:00 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

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  • (3/8/2009 1:02:00 AM)


    Dear Poem hunter,
    Emily is a natural poet.
    As her biography explains, she hardly paid attention to grammar but content or poetic flow!
    yours,
    ashish dimri
    India
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  • (2/24/2009 7:51:00 PM)


    please replie to this what can i include in my poems to make them better? (Report) Reply

  • (7/16/2008 2:24:00 PM)


    Faith is good, when people don't need to analyze, when they want to take the world for what they understand, but when there is an actual need, where an action must be taken, an emergency for example, just plain sight(faith) won't be of as much help as a microscope(logic) , so therefore if you rely on 'Faith' to heal a bleeding wound, or broken bone, you'd be in bad shape, faith is good, but not when there is need. (Report) Reply

  • (7/15/2008 5:39:00 AM)


    I am mystified by this keen observation and its fullest understanding is when you realize the greatness of the thought behind those few lines. It declares that certain things have to be analyzed logically and faith is only a part. Just so wise and prudent. (Report) Reply

  • (6/3/2008 9:46:00 PM)


    this is so true. when it comes to 'right now' knowledge ppl depend more on science but when things look promising they leave it to faith. The key is to have faith 'in an emergency'. (Report) Reply

  • (4/19/2008 6:28:00 AM)


    Brilliant - I want to learn to write like this (Report) Reply

  • (8/24/2007 9:29:00 PM)


    Well, Albert Einstein has a fine line on science and religion when he said “religion without science is blind, science without religion is deaf” or words to that effect which are being immortalized by Emily Dickinson in her “Faith is a fine invention' poem. Certainly, poets have a unique way of expressing their own perspective on the things they feel and see. (Report) Reply

  • (5/20/2007 4:57:00 PM)


    What a great and very true poem. (Report) Reply

  • Brian Dorn (7/25/2006 2:27:00 PM)


    Interesting statement on the conflict between church and science... which is eternally ongoing. (Report) Reply

  • (7/10/2006 10:15:00 AM)


    Excellent poem and so true. (Report) Reply

  • (4/10/2005 1:55:00 PM)


    very cool poem............ (Report) Reply



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