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It Might Be Lonelier By Emily Dickinson In the poem It Might Be Lonelier Emily Dickinson is saying she would rather not love than to love someone and lose them She starts with the first two stanzas saying she would be more lonelier with someone than she is by herself she so accustomed to being on her own In the rest of the poem she states that another person would take away from her dark world She is not used to being with someone or having hope and having someone might be intruding To her it would be easier not have or experience anything Emily Dickinson is scared of life and love She rather stay by herself because to really live would mean coming out of her shell and leave the comforts of her old habits behind She scared of life and of people She has this image that she carved out that she doesnt want the imperfections of reality to enter her heart-her room - and change her life She is not used to hope and will never hope because she is used to her own personal sufferings Hope would bring some type of joy or delight to her life her heart and they do not belong Her heart is a sacred place where hope can only bring suffering and corruption It is easier to stay in the comfort of the known herself being alone than to discover the world and realize happiness will be gained then lost Emily would rather be alone than have someone in her life She might of experienced some sort of great pain growing up Maybe by her mother not being there the way she should Maybe her father felt a great deal of pain from her mother and she is scared that is destined for the same type of fate The pain could of also have derived from feeling losing someone she could have cared
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