I measure every Grief I meet
I measure every Grief I meet Themes
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Grief. It's right there in the first line: "I measure every Grief I meet." But this poem isn't just about suffering and being mopey about it. Even though the speaker returns ultimately to her own s...
The speaker of "I measure every Grief I meet" spends a great deal of time wondering about other people's emotions. Not only is she exploring their grief, she is also exploring several other questio...
Like many of Dickinson's poems, "I measure every Grief I meet" deals with death, and rather directly, to boot. But here's the thing. All that grief in the poem? It's not necessarily caused by death...
Here's a question: how long is it supposed to take for you to get over something sad? Is a week enough? A month? A year? Can you ever get over it? And does it depend on the particular grief? These...
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