Emily Dickinson Commentary

In Emily Dickinson’s poem “A Word,” she speaks a very powerful message within a small poem.  It is so true that many people believe a word is “dead” when someone speaks it.  People can think this because when a person says a certain word, they may overuse it and there for cause it to die.  The exact opposite happens.  When someone says a word, they are truly bringing it to life.  That word was unspoken and hadn’t been brought into the light until the moment that it was spoken.  Also, depending on the word, it may become a common word amongst a conversation and there for live on even longer and have more life behind it.  I believe this is what Emily Dickinson was trying to convey in her poem.


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