The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson - Poems 1670-1775 Summary & Analysis

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Poems 1670-1775 Summary

In Poem 1680 Emily writes about the nature of love. She states that in her opinion, there are few people in the world who actually love at all. Poem 1683 recalls a time when Emily felt as if she were forgotten by a friend. Emily states she was surprised she was worthy enough to be forgotten by this friend. Emily also writes that apparently her faithfulness became a burden or shame to this friend who forgot her.

Suicide is the topic of Poem 1692. Emily indicates she believes all should have the right to die. However, she indicates that when one tries to exercise this right, they will be examined by people trying to determine why they chose to die. In Poem 1699 Emily turns her writing to the subject of people who do brave, honorable things. Emily states that it is more wonderful to...

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