Homework Help

Can you analyze the Emily Dickinson poem number 441: "This is my letter to the world"?

user3521318's profile pic

Posted via web

dislike 2 like

Can you analyze the Emily Dickinson poem number 441: "This is my letter to the world"?

1 Answer | Add Yours

karythcara's profile pic

Posted (Answer #1)

dislike 2 like

The analysis of this simple poem is a simple one. In this two stanza lyric in iambs, she laments that the world has never had much contact with her (she was a recluse) and begs that in the last analysis of her life, she be thought tenderly of:

441
This is my letter to the World
That never wrote to Me-
The simple News that Nature told-
With tender Majesty

Her Message is committed
To Hands I cannot see-
For love of Her-Sweet-countrymen-
Judge tenderly-of Me

Sources:

Join to answer this question

Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.

Join eNotes