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If i could stop one heart from breaking by:Emily Dickinson

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on 30 September 2014

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Transcript of If i could stop one heart from breaking by:Emily Dickinson

ANALYSIS
In the poem,"if i can stop one heart from breaking"by Emily Dickinson,it talks about how is she was able to stop or ease someones pain,she would not live being selfish.In the poem,she talks about how if she could ease someones life the aching or cool someones pain and make them feel painless.An example of this would be in sentence 5,"or help one fainting robin unto his nest again"this is comparing the robin to humans,explaining how when we fall,we feel pain.How the author would want to help the robin and put it back into its nest.Another evidence,would be in sentence 1,"If i can stop one heart from breaking,I shall not live in vain"The poet here is saying that she would not be selfish,and that she would go and help someone before their heart was to break.This further emphasizes that when someone is to get a broken heart,she would do all her power to help someones pain go down.
Emily Dickinson
IF I CAN STOP ONE HEART FROM BREAKING BY:EMILY DICKINSON
If i can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
if i can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.
EVIDENCE #1 EVIDENCE #2
(sentence 1)
"if i can stop one heart from breaking,i shall not live in vain:"

In this stanza, the author is saying that if she was somehow able to stop someone from having their heart from breaking,she wouldn't think of only herself.
SUMMARY THESIS
I think in the poem "If i can stop one heart from breaking"is about how the poet wants to help others with the pain they may feel daily.that the poet does not like others to feel pain,such as a breaking heart.An example of this is the third line,"if i can ease one life the aching,"
If i could stop one heart from breaking poem by:Emily Dickinson
(sentence 5)
"or help one fainting robin unto his nest again"

In this stanza,the author is explaining how the bird is hurt,as it falls or faints out of its nest.that she would want to help it find its way back and help it go back into its nest safely.
I believe in the poem,"if i can stop one heart from breaking"by Emily Dickinson,the thesis is that you shouldn't live in vain,and you should try to help ones heart from breaking.
POETRY TERMS
SYMBOLISM:
"or help one fainting robin
unto his nest again"In this statement she is comparing the birds to humans.
IDIOM:"if i can stop one heart from breaking"she doesn't literally mean to stop a heart from breaking,she means she doesn't want someone to feel pain.
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