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I dwell in Possibility Analysis



Author: poem of Emily Dickinson Type: poem Views: 19


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I dwell in Possibility—
A fairer House than Prose—
More numerous of Windows—
Superior—for Doors—

Of Chambers as the Cedars—
Impregnable of Eye—
And for an Everlasting Roof
The Gambrels of the Sky—

Of Visitors—the fairest—
For Occupation—This—
The spreading wide of narrow Hands
To gather Paradise—

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In this poem Emily contrast her rich dream life with a very dull quality of her real life .daydreaming has more windows and doors more than the real life situation ...I think in this poem she is describing that poetry has so much doors and achievements than real life .

| Posted on 2013-12-17 | by a guest


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my 10 cents..
Poet is dwelling (obsessive lingering?) in the Possibility (so this is imagination)
Of a House which is better than Prose..
(Prose is not highely regarded by the Poet.. so we are talking of a house with exemplary qualities, maybe like poetry itself... )
The house has numerous windows... so has an airy quality and maybe allows lot of light... The doors are superior .. maybe thick with strong bolts.. ( the poet want sturdy doors so as to keep people out ??)
Chamber usually means bedroom...the bedroom made of cedar wood.. cedar wood is used for wardrobes...
but \"as the\" is confusing.. it could mean chambers or rooms like cedars...
anyway these chambers are impregnable to the eye.. well any room should be impregnable.. so maybe missing something here...
and now the poet says that the Roof is the sky.. which means that there is no roof.. naturally this roof is everlasting...
so now we have a house with lot of windows and tough doors and big chambers but no roof ??
She is discriminating the visitors to this house.. she will have only the fairest visitors...
The occupation of the occupants/ visitors of this house is THIS... this could mean writing poetry.. this could mean the spreading of MY arms to gather paradise ..since the house has no roof , the poet could spread arms and gather the air or something... since she says MY , may be we are talking of the occupation of the poet only not the visitor...
so now we have a house with lot of windows and tough doors and big chambers but no roof.. where you allow only choicest visitors.. and engage in the occupation of poetry trying to stretch the imagination to reach the echelons of paradise..

| Posted on 2012-11-11 | by a guest


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Nah, I don\'t think that she\'s foolish for simply stating her opinion. That is simply what you\'re doing, right? Stating your opinion of what you think of Emily\'s poem? Well the table could be turned on you just as well honey!!

| Posted on 2012-05-08 | by a guest


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love you will nevar get the shag laik if all your doing is in writing shitty poemz. :S

| Posted on 2011-01-25 | by a guest


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I think the theme is to dwell in possibility, not actuality.
She uses the example of a house.
Instead of having a house with the number of windows already there—dwell in possibility.
You can have more windows; you can have more doors.
You can have chambers of cedar wood,
See further than your eye.
You can have an everlasting roof
As high as the sky
You can hire workers for your imagination.
You can spread wide with your narrow hands.
With this you can gather paradise.

| Posted on 2010-10-06 | by a guest


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In the frst stanza posibility is a synonym for her poetry ans imaginaton alike. It refers t what has yet to happen in external reality. Her poetry is a logical reciprical or opposite of ordinary written or spoken language.Her imaginatin can also be vast as the subjects of its speculation.
in the last stanza she is refering to the creation of poetry through the spreading wide of her narrow hands.In literal terms paradis is the farthest space conceivable which the mind can expand to include, when this happens the power of her imagination allows her to be a wonderful poet.

| Posted on 2010-02-07 | by a guest


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In the frst stanza posibility is a synonym for her poetry ans imaginaton alike. It refers t what has yet to happen in external reality. Her poetry is a logical reciprical or opposite of ordinary written or spoken language.Her imaginatin can also be vast as the subjects of its speculation.
in the last stanza she is refering to the creation of poetry through the spreading wide of her narrow hands.In literal terms paradis is the farthest space conceivable which the mind can expand to include, when this happens the power of her imagination allows her to be a wonderful poet.

| Posted on 2010-02-07 | by a guest


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I am confused by the poem. To dwell seems to be the key along with the comparisons of a house, i.e. windows, doors, roof, and then to gather paradise, it is not clear what she means.

| Posted on 2010-01-23 | by a guest


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Keyword: dwell. To dwell in possibility is to remain in a world where anything is possible.
I mean, she was a shut-in. She lived mostly in her mind. She must have enjoyed basking in the richness of possibility, limitless as an "everlasting roof," rather than risk being disappointed by the outside world.
Dwell in the possibility of human experience.
That's what I think it means.

| Posted on 2009-08-24 | by a guest


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Living in possibility opens doors to many more options and experiences. It is a much better alternative to living by what is expected of you or written down by the laws of society (prose). The middle section is showing the limitlessness of possibility- the sky being the limit, the eye in the cedars, endlessly deep. The third stanza is simply stating that when living in possibility, when opening yourself up to endless options, life becomes AMAZING, paradise if you will.

| Posted on 2009-08-03 | by a guest


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It's simple, really. No one's really going to know what Emily meant by this poem, but what really matters to any of us, is what we take of it, of what we make of its words and symbols. No one is right or wrong, we just believe what we believe.

| Posted on 2009-06-21 | by a guest


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Im not seeing what you guys are seeing, and i may be blind to the deeper meaning.
But this is what i think.
It's obvious that she's saying that Possibility is a much nicer way of thinking than prose, seeing how prose is so dull and straight-forward.
Nowhere in this poem do i hear her say HER mind is superior to other's, she says SHE dwells in possibility, not Possiblility dwells on HER.
Possibilities in this world are endless, while prose only gives the straight out facts without much enthusiasm.
Also, i think she says "Of Visitors- the FAirest" because those people who give into posibilities and dream of all the things they can do, usually end up being fair and awesome people. those who reside in possibility are romanticists, dreamers, lovers.
And i doubt it's feminist, either. I mean, i dont mean to disagree, but this is my view.
By writting in a way that people of her time were unnaccustomed to, she was simply experimenting and expressing herself as she saw fit, and not as she was expected to by society.
She didnt write for women to follow in her example, or other people, but because that's how she liked expressing herself. and when there are strict rules abroad, people usually take simplke joy in breaking them, not for trying to make a fashion or fad, but simply the joy of breaking rules.

| Posted on 2009-03-31 | by Sonson888


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Hi everyone .. i'm studying english education (i'll be an english language teacher in the future) I'm not westers though i'm from the middle east and i'm studying literature this course. and this poem is confusing. I can only agree with unlimitness when I read about the numerous of windows and spreading wide her narrow hands. but why are some wirds capitalized? words like Possibility, House, Prose, Windows, Doors, Chambers, Cedars, Eye, Everlasting Roof, Gambrels, Sky, Visitors, Occupation, Hands, Paradise ... I d't get it ? is it to insist on some kind of idea they present ? I don't get it ..

| Posted on 2009-03-27 | by a guest


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This poem is simply expressing the power of her poetry, which is what she sees as a "posibility." She compares her mind to a house saying the hers is more open with more windows and bigger doors. Her house also has a limitless roof, unilke a house who's roof only goes so far. In this poem Emily is simply saying that her mind and her poetry is what keeps her happy. She can make anything happen with her imagination and even gather paradise.

| Posted on 2009-03-22 | by a guest


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yeah whatever yepp this poem is cool and confusing as for this i am doing an english project and i would apprechiate if you all could provide more info. do what you want!

| Posted on 2009-01-23 | by a guest


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I dwell in Possibility—
A fairer House than Prose—
More numerous of Windows—
Superior—for Doors—
It seems as if she figures everything out for herself. Not just taking in what the news, and other people have to say. She explores things her self, and finds her own ideas on things. Her mind is more open, thus making it a fairer house than prose. The house of Prose is more closed minded, which is why it dosen't have as many windows or doors as the other house. Its not as "open".
Of Visitors—the fairest—
For Occupation—This—
The spreading wide of narrow Hands
To gather Paradise—
It seems as if she is saying that the visitors of her house, are those with her mindset. Those who figure everything out for themselves, who open there mind, have a far more better "house" than those who don't. Those making them the fairest visitors. Bascilly all this is, is a comparison of mind to house.
-Brandon k

| Posted on 2008-09-05 | by a guest


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Maybe but i wouldn't say she is foolish, she is clearly expressing herself as a femenist...freedom of limitation, of not limiting her art to prose,(she uses slant rhyme not typical in her time) the fact that she favors "possibility" is the beauty that comes with this poem it opens doors, it is her belief, you dont have to agree with it but it isn't foolish it is simply a symbol of a new form of art, her own form of art...art cant be foolish because its self expression, you don't have to agree with it

| Posted on 2008-08-27 | by a guest


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I think that the poem is a metaphor for the afterlife. There is the sky/chamber which could mean heaven and hell. Dwelling in possibility could sudgest that this is one of many outcomes possible in the afterlife, and the last two lines can be interpreted as god collecting paradise for heaven. Also, hi to everyone in Dr.Shivers class who googled this poem last minute.

| Posted on 2008-04-29 | by a guest


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I disagree with her basic message here. As I understand it, she sees prose as limiting and restricting. She finds "possibility" better in all ways, which seems to me an ignorant view. Nothing is fully superior to something else. I can't see why she would be so foolish

| Posted on 2008-04-29 | by a guest




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