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Do you think today Emily Dickinson would be classified as Walt Whitman?
-- Anonymous, March 03, 2000
In a way yes I do think she was depressed. But, in another way that was how she liked to spend her time. Don't you just want to be alone and not talk to anybody? I know I do sometimes. From that film we watched it seems to me that nobody taught and showed her how to be social. If see was social it was with only very smart and proper people. If she was more socialable then we wouln't have her poems today. Because I really enjoy her poems and a lot of them make sense and refelct my life. Back in those days there wasn't really anything to do if you were talented like so was.
-- Anonymous, March 07, 2000
I think to a certain point she was depressed. Just by reading her poems I don't get the impression of a happy lifestyle. Most of her poems have to do with death and dying. I'm not saying that just because she talked about dying she is depressed. I just think that her poems usually talk about her worth and value and it seems to me she does't have a positive outlook on her
-- Anonymous, March 08, 2000