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"I am the only being whose doom..." Analysis



Author: Poetry of Emily Jane Brontė Type: Poetry Views: 561

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I am the only being whose doom

No tongue would ask no eye would mourn

I never caused a thought of gloom

A smile of joy since I was born



In secret pleasure - secret tears

This changeful life has slipped away

As friendless after eighteen years

As lone as on my natal day



There have been times I cannot hide

There have been times when this was drear

When my sad soul forgot its pride

And longed for one to love me here



But those were in the early glow

Of feelings since subdued by care

And they have died so long ago

I hardly now believe they were



First melted off the hope of youth

Then Fancy's rainbow fast withdrew

And then experience told me truth

In mortal bosoms never grew



'Twas grief enough to think mankind

All hollow servile insincere -

But worse to trust to my own mind

And find the same corruption there





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i want the peom explination... somebody please tell me

| Posted on 2011-01-29 | by a guest


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its about sum1 on an acid trip and they do it in the backseat of my volkswagon

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I am the only being whose doom/"

this is a powerful opening that shows how isolated the speaker feels. She sees the world as seperate because others have hopes and dreams and lives. in the last stanza, she realizes she is no different from the world. she is as cold and corrupt as the world. she can be given no friendship just as she cannot give friendship.
Realizing her own fault did not come immediately. we can refer to line 13 and beyond to reconize she discovered her own insencerity but only of late. the last stanza shows that she is pained. but is there room or oppertunity for reform? the reader must decide that not only about her, but is encouraged to think about that themselves.

| Posted on 2004-11-10 | by krystalline




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