As in a sonnet, the rhyme scheme tightens up quite a bit in this final section. This is why her lover cannot live in hell with her. Than I really can feel this poem its like made fr me I am a poet myself n had written alots of poems but they r all my feelings which I only write to my hubby. It seems strange that she would not want to live with him if she herself admits that to live with him would be life itself. Every word is explained so brilliantly that one would keep reading on. Dying together: stanzas 4-5 They can't die together because she has to perform the last act which the living perform for the dead, closing his eyes. She claims that even if Heaven rang loudly for her, she could never respond.
So we must keep apart, You there, I here, With just the door ajar That oceans are, And prayer, And that pale sustenance, Copyrighted poems are the property of the copyright holders. The second reason is that she believes she would eventually be discarded and replaced with someone new. The poem is organized by the various lives they can't share: they can't live together in this world; they can't die together; they can't rise after death together; they can't be judged by God together, whether destined for heaven or not. And I, could I stand by And see you freeze, Without my right of frost, Death's privilege? And I, could I stand by And see you freeze, Without my right of frost, Death's privilege? I cannot live with you · Emily Dickinson 183086. These are her reasons for refusing this marriage proposal. Stanza 2 The Sexton keeps the Key to — Putting up Our Life — His Porcelain — Like a Cup — This stanza is a fascinating explanation from the speaker.
The gravedigger, if he heard a bell ringing, would dig up the grave. This feeling of her own inability to accept the message she wished to accept comes through in many of her poems including , and as well as many others. Yet, she knows that life does not work that way. He left for the West Coast shortly after a visit to her home in 1860, and some critics believe his departure gave rise to the heartsick flow of verse from Dickinson in the years that followed. The poems were initially unbound and published according to the aesthetics of her many early editors, who removed her unusual and varied dashes, replacing them with traditional punctuation. Nor could I rise — with You — Because Your Face Would put out Jesus' — That New Grace Glow plain — and foreign On my homesick Eye — Except that You than He Shone closer by — They'd judge Us — How — For You — served Heaven — You know, Or sought to — I could not — Because You saturated Sight — And I had no more Eyes For sordid excellence As Paradise And were You lost, I would be — Though My Name Rang loudest On the Heavenly fame — And were You — saved — And I — condemned to be Where You were not — That self — were Hell to Me — So We must meet apart — You there — I — here — With just the Door ajar That Oceans are — and Prayer — And that White Sustenance — Despair —. Since then, many critics have argued that there is a thematic unity in these small collections, rather than their order being simply chronological or convenient.
Dickinson uses quite powerful imagery to get her point across. And I, could I stand by And see you freeze, Without my right of frost, Deaths privilege? The Emily Dickinson Museum, 2009. Emily Dickinson never married, and most friendships between her and others depended entirely upon correspondence. And I, could I stand by And see you freeze, Without my right of frost, Death's privilege? The poem begins with a sense of impossibility: I cannot live with you,It would be life,And life is over thereBehind the shelf The sexton keeps the key to,Putting upOur life, his porcelain,Like a cup Discarded of the housewife,Quaint or broken;A newer Sevres pleases,Old ones crack. So resurrection together is impossible. I cannot live with you, It would be life, And life is over there Behind the shelf The sexton keeps the key to, Putting up Our life, his porcelain, Like a cup Discarded of the housewife, Quaint or broken; A newer Sevres pleases, Old ones crack. It is almost as if the speaker does not believe herself to have access to life.
She claims that one person must wait to die until after the other person has died. This reveals that the Sexton symbolizes God in this poem. Just as their lives must be spent apart and their deaths must be solitary, so they seem destined to spend their time in the afterlife apart — at least this is the way Dickinson views it. That someone, perhaps a lover, would offer the speaker life. Similarly, she cannot conceive of hell, because hell for her simply means being without him.
The first explains why she cannot live with the object of her love, the second why she cannot die with him, the third why she cannot rise with him, the fourth why she cannot fall with him, and the final utterance of impossibility. She died in Amherst in 1886. After all, someone had to be there to shut the eyes of their beloved dead. The speaker seems to be entering into every argument against this marriage, including the argument that even if the man is lost as she is, they could never help one another. At this point in I Cannot Live With You, she anticipates feeling broken and discarded.
She is not sure exactly why she believes this, other than the firm belief that someone or something outside of her is controlling her life. She knows he would be incapable of performing that act for her. I could not die with you, For one must wait To shut the other's gaze down, You could not. This extension to the housewife suggests that the conditions and values of society are hostile to a passion like theirs. Separation is excruciatinginly painful, the sorrow overwhelming to a point that life seems pointless. This is because it can also be analysed as, if not a religious poem, then a poem about religion, since it argues that mortal love distracts us from spiritual thoughts and religious observance.
There is another way to read the opening two lines. This poem has been praised as her best love poem and may well be her most famous love poem. I really miss him he is really far away in Canada n m waiting in my country fr my visa n its been 3 years of our marriage we both love each other. The poem begins with a sense of impossibility: I cannot live with You — It would be Life — And Life is over there — Behind the Shelf The Sexton keeps the Key to — Putting up Our Life — His porcelain - Like a Cup — Discarded of the Housewife — Quaint — or Broke — A newer Sevres pleases — Old Ones crack — Moving from the abstraction of the first four lines, the second and third stanzas enter into the domestic metaphor of china, which is described variously as discarded, broken, quaint, and cracked, put up on the shelf and forgotten. She offers a few reasons for this refusal as well. The poem shares the logical sensibility of the metaphysical poets whom she admired, advancing her thoughts about her lover, slowly, from the first declaration to the inevitable devastating conclusion. All that is left to support them in their love is despair.
Sound and Sense: An Introduction to Poetry. It is almost as if his prayer and his faith causes there to be chasms like oceans between the two, for his faith is something she believes she can never understand. If she were saved and he were lost, then she would be in hell without him, and if they were both saved, but saved apart, then that would also be hell. The cup metaphor is expanded from the sexton to the housewife, who prefers Sevres Sevres: fine porcelain made in the French town of Sevres. She imagines that he would not be strong enough to do that for her. Missing your love is no small matter at all, it can be a debilitating emotion which only finds relief in reunion. It might seem as simple, but it can send sigh, feel, smell, and other components of human senses to the readers.
So we must keep apart, You there, I here, With just the door ajar That oceans are, And prayer, And that pale sustenance, Despair! And were you lost, I would be, Though my name Rang loudest On the heavenly fame. The cup metaphor is expanded from the sexton to the housewife, who prefers Sevres Sevres: fine porcelain made in the French town of Sevres. I wish i could go with her but its about her convincing her daughters to accept me religion thing. The speaker obviously believes that the face of Jesus should shine the brightest at the final resurrection. There are some different kinds of imagery such as visual imagery, auditory imagery, olfactory imagery, gustatory imagery, tactile imagery, and kinesthetic imagery but, there are only 3 kinds that the writer is going to discuss.