Emily Dickinson

Amherst / Massachusetts
Emily Dickinson
Amherst / Massachusetts

"I Want"&Mdash;It Pleaded&Mdash;All Its Life

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"I want"—it pleaded—All its life—
I want—was chief it said
When Skill entreated it—the last—
And when so newly dead—

I could not deem it late—to hear
That single—steadfast sigh—
The lips had placed as with a "Please"
Toward Eternity—
Monday, January 13, 2003
Magadha Rani 02 December 2019
I could not deem it late—to hear That single—steadfast sigh—nice
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Anas Affan 22 September 2016
The lips had placed as with a Please Toward Eternity— beautiful lines.......thanks for sharing...........
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Susan Williams 26 October 2015
So many of the comments below admire the amount of profundity she packs into so few words. What can I do but simply agree!
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To beg God earnestly with please all through life for something or other longed for is what life is so profoundly said in 8 lines quite amazing.................
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Angelina Holmes 03 May 2014
The last two lines are simply beautiful. Very touching
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Brian Jani 25 April 2014
Awesome I like this poem
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* Sunprincess * 12 January 2014
......seems like even in Emily's time period...everyone wanted everything, if they actually needed it or not...and this still holds true today... Emily is definitely the poetess, to aspire to...
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Cameron Bodge 13 December 2013
Could you NOTTTTTTT? ! ? ! ? ! ? ! ? ! ? : *
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Very interesting builds an image of its own, 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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