Emily Dickinson

Amherst / Massachusetts
Emily Dickinson
Amherst / Massachusetts
Monday, January 13, 2003

"Houses"&Mdash;So The Wise Men Tell Me Comments

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"Houses"—so the Wise Men tell me—
"Mansions"! Mansions must be warm!

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Emily Dickinson
COMMENTS
Lionking 25 May 2020
Your poem is spicy and fruitfull
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Angelina Holmes 03 May 2014
Each of her poems are so full of meaning. Fabulous.
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Brian Jani 25 April 2014
Awesome I like this poem
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* Sunprincess * 29 March 2014
......enjoyed this lovely poem...thank you Emily...
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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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Gillian.E. Shaw 12 March 2005
The poet begins by using 'mansions' as an illustration for security against the misery of the human condition. The second verse makes reference to the bible and the words Jesus said of his father - God. The poet concludes that Faith is easier to attain for little children (than adults) because of their innocence; There is a sense of disilusion in this poem. Wisdom indicates enlightenment and perhaps the poet is sceptical of the advice given; thus the title 'so the wise men tell me'.
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