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If you were coming in the fall, Analysis



Author: Poetry of Emily Dickinson Type: Poetry Views: 2014

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If you were coming in the fall,

I'd brush the summer by

With half a smile and half a spum,

As housewives do a fly.



If I could see you in a year,

I'd wind the months in balls,

And put them each in separate drawers,

Until their time befalls.



If only centuries delayed,

I'd count them on my hand,

Subtracting till my fingers dropped

Into Van Diemen's land.



If certain, when this life was out,

That yours and mine should be,

I'd toss it yonder like a rind,

And taste eternity.



But now, all ignorant of the length

Of time's uncertain wing,

It goads me, like the goblin bee,

That will not state its sting.








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There\'s a problem of faith in this poem.She is speaking from her new death situation.She is dead and she is waiting for God to come and RESCUE her.As the poem progresses the timeout becomes longer AND FAITH WEAKENS:in the first stanza he-God was coming in the fall; in the second stanza He is coming in a year and so on..It\'s highly prompt that her fingers dropped into Diemond\'s land,(a place of prisoners.) Death is compared with the detainees who have been left without freedom.She would like God gave her some evidence of His existence but He-the goblin bee- does not state its sting.

| Posted on 2012-07-19 | by a guest


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There\'s a problem of faith in this poem.She is speaking from her new death situation.She is dead and she is waiting for God to come and RESCUE her.As the poem progresses the timeout becomes longer AND FAITH WEAKENS:in the first stanza he-God was coming in the fall; in the second stanza He is coming in a year and so on..It\'s highly prompt that her fingers dropped into Diemond\'s land,(a place of prisoners.) Death is compared with the detainees who have been left without freedom.She would like God gave her some evidence of His existence but He-the goblin bee- does not state its sting.

| Posted on 2012-07-19 | by a guest


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Stanza 1- It\'s a short amount of time. She brushes it away like a fly.
Stanza 2- A little bit longer, a year. It\'s a bit tougher for her so she breaks the months down so that they\'re easier to handle.
Stanza 3- Van Dieman\'s Land is an island. The fingers that are falling represent the time that has passed. They\'re falling into this far far away island. They don\'t matter, she\'s focusing on the time left to go.
Stanza 4- She proves that her love is SO strong that she would die today if she knew they\'d be together for eternity. This also kind of adds emphasis on how much she loves this guy.
Stanza 5- The tone gets a bit darker. She is facing the truth. And the truth is that she has no idea when he will be back.
The Goblin Bee Explained- The goblin bee will not state its sting. When you get stung by something you tend to freak out. But if you got stung by something and you had no idea what it was or how to cure it, you would freak out ten times worse. Likewise: Because she has no idea when he will be back, she is freaking out a lot worse than if she knew, like in the first four stanzas (when she\'s being hypothetical)

| Posted on 2011-04-13 | by a guest


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She is willing to wait, the sad thing is she doesn\'t know what or how long she is waiting for.

| Posted on 2011-04-05 | by a guest


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This poeam focuses on expressing emotions rather than narrating. The emotion is desperation for unfufilled love. She is willing to wait forever for this person, time does not matter to her.

| Posted on 2010-04-12 | by a guest


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In the poem she tries to make time seem shorter to see that person

| Posted on 2009-11-04 | by a guest


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~ This poem is about love and separation
~ She is definitely in love with him, but does not know when he will return
~ The length of time until he returns is unimportant, as long as he returns
~ She makes the time in between sorter by comparing it top other things
~ She would brush the summer away like a house wife brushes a fly away
~ She reduces a year into months, which are then compared to balls of yarn kept
separately in drawers
~ Storing them separately is like putting having them as separate units, which are
easier to handle
~ She minimizes the length of a century by using the word “only” with it, and this
time she uses her fingers instead of balls. This is another way to handle the
time in smaller more manageable units
~ In the last stanza she compares time to eternity. She is willing to die as long as
they will be together forever
~ The last stanza is now in present tense, and all the other stanzas were
hypothetical. Now she is speaking of how time leaves her in uncertainty, doubt,
distress, and anxiety

| Posted on 2006-03-12 | by Approved Guest


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Van Dieman's Land...Australia is the place down under. Her fingers go down under her palms as she counts. This is the metaphor in stanza 3. Also the sting of the evil goblin is in her side that she needs to know the cure for...the cure is knowing when her lover will return. When she knows, she will be able to pass the time willingly. Stanza 1: She waits with half a smile and half a spurn like women wait for their husbands whom they are angry with for not telling them where they have been. Also she brushes the fly away like she brushes the seasons between her lover and herself.

| Posted on 2004-10-16 | by Approved Guest




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