Analysis on Dickinson’s “My River”


Write your individual analysis on the following poem of Emily Dickinson. Begin your writing with the meaning (general and detailed) and intention of the poet. In the next section, discuss the use of connotation and imagery in the work. Write in continuous essay form.

Post your analysis on the reply section below this post before May 12, 2012, 12 p.m.

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My River

My river runs to thee.
Blue sea, wilt thou welcome me?
My river awaits reply.
Oh! sea, look graciously.

I’ll fetch thee brooks
from spotted nooks.
Say, sea,
Take me!

(By: Emily Dickinson)

From:
http://www.learntodivetoday.co.za/blog/2011/03/25/friday-poem-my-river-runs-to-thee/
 
 

42 Comments

  1. This poem tells of a woman who loved a man. This woman loves the man, it is seen in verse poem. in this poem the poet uses the word “river” which means that emily love that this man will continue to exist and will never stop forever. and he hoped that he could love her forever anyway. And emily are convinced that the love she had For males can be conveyed clearly to the man.
    in this poem are seen in visual images. it is seen from the use of the word “river”, “blue ocean”. and it was all given to show the reader how emily loves the man.

  2. ANASTASIA WIDAYANTI (0912150039)

    “My river” is a poem by Emily Dickinson love poem that tells the reader that a woman who loves a man and a woman want him to love her too. The author tells us that a woman loves and admires a man through the parable of the river and blue sea. Woman who loves a man does not care about the weather conditions there because she loved him. Emily Dickinson, the author, expressing his love through the river continues to flow, I mean that’s love for someone special.

    Connotation: the river, a blue sea, the brooks, and a spotted nooks
    – Imagery –
    Visual imagery: the river, a blue sea.
    Kinesthetic imagery: welcome, awaits, take, say and also feeling generous.

    Through this poem, Emily Dickinson, the author, wishes to advise the reader that he really loves someone special (a man). Emily Dickinson would like all the readers who read this poem can feel what he felt, it is she loves a man who she admired.

  3. This poem captures the passion and chaos of surrendering to love. In this poem Emily Dickenson presents two “personae,” the river is not just
    flowing towards the sea; it is running. And it is not going there empty
    handed; it is bringing gifts for the sea, “brooks from all the nooks, and
    begs for acceptance. The sea is depicted as a deity or god. The river and
    all the nooks are offerings, or sacrifices, brought to this god. In the
    last line, the poetess seeks to be united with the sea, the person she
    loves.
    The poet uses some statements to describe the detailed meaning of the poem. She uses “My river runs to thee” that describes the woman’s feeling likes a ‘river’. The focus of woman’s feeling is the man that he loved. “Blue sea, wilt thou welcome me?” that describes the man with ‘blue sea’. It’s like the woman doubt that the man has the same feeling with her, in this case love. “My river awaits reply” means the woman wants to tell the woman that she has waited too long for the man’s love. “Oh! Sea, look graciously.” The woman surely loves the man. She uses “I’ll fetch thee brooks from spotted nooks.” means that the woman have a willingness to show how big is her loved, and hope that the man become hers. She also uses “Say, sea. Take me!” tells that the woman really hope that the man also have the same feeling with her, that is love.
    Moreover, the poet uses some connotations to give the special meaning. She uses ‘river’ to describe the woman’s feeling; ‘blue sea’ or ‘sea’ to describe the man she loves. Then, she uses ‘brooks’ to express that the woman wants to say her feeling to the woman; and the last, ‘nooks’ to show the right time for the woman expresses her feeling.
    This poem also have some of imagery which is used by the poet. Based on my point of view, there is Kinesthetic imagery with five images which I have found. They are ‘runs’, ‘awaits’, ‘welcome’, ‘fetch’, and ‘graciously’. Visual image : river, blue, sea.

  4. My River by Emily Dickinson is a kind of love poem that tells the reader that a woman loves a man and she wants a man to love her too.
    Emily Dickinson expresses her love with river. The river always flows every time, no matter what the condition, climates, and weather.
    connotation : river, blue sea,brooks, and spotted nooks
    Imagery:
    Visual imagery : river, blue, sea.
    Kinesthetic imagery: welcome, awaits, take, say and also graciously (feeling).
    Through this poem, Emily wants to express how she really adores and loves a man. She wants the readers feel what she feels.

  5. In this Emily Dickinson`s poem “My River” is story about a woman that has deeply love to a man that she very adore. The poet wants to share about a story of a true love that exactly contain of a passion and all desire. In this poet, the poem is explained about how woman can struggling out just to make someone that she loved reply all her love. Furthermore, “My River” is conveyed a purity love of a woman that could always waiting for someone her loved until the time will come. Even thought she must awaits for a very long time she still believed that someday a loved that she had dreamed will be come true.
    At the first stanza of the poem that sounded it is pictured that the woman had surrender all her love to her adoration. Even she must struggling and being exhausted to make someone her love staring back at her it doesn`t make her tired and give up. All that untiring effort just has a reason that she has a very deep love and sincerity heart to love him. Next, in the second stanza is conveyed that she is just waiting for a sign of approval from him. She ask to her dear to take all her love and bring her to by his side that full of love. Briefly, the intention of this poet is to give a message that a true love is always full of passion and desire.
    This poet is also consist a connotation that make this short poetry become more gorgeous. For instance, “My river” is have connotation that means all her love that she had. The other word is “Blue sea” that pictured someone that her loved so much. “From spotted nooks” also have connotation meaning that she always be waiting just to be with him. The words “take me” is figured that the woman is revealed that all her love is belong to that man and she wants her dear to bring all her love to him.
    Furthermore, there are two imageries that exist in this poet. The first imagery is a visual imagery which portrayed by the words like “river”, “blue sea”, and “nooks”. The next imagery is a kinesthetic imagery that figured in the words like “runs”, “welcome”, and “awaits”.

  6. My River by Emily Dickinson is a great poem that tells the readers about passion and desire where a woman is falling in love with a man, but the she doesn’t impose her love, but asks for his lover license to be with him. In the other hand, the author wants to express her feeling uses nature as a imagery. For instance, “My river runs to thee.” She expresses her feeling to the man.” Blue sea, wilt thou welcome me?” means she is imagine that the man welcome for her love.” My river awaits reply” means she tries be patient and hopeful that one day the man will love her too.” Oh! sea, look graciously” means she really adores to the man.” I’ll fetch thee brooks from spotted nooks” she wants express her feeling to the man that she very love him as soon as possible.” Say, sea, take me!” means she is very love him and she hopes the man love her too. Moreover, in this poem the author wants to convey to all readers that the woman who really love to the man, also the woman really adores the man. The woman wants to express about her feeling to the man, even though the woman hasn’t known yet the man’s feeling to her. Also, in this poem there are some connotations to give a sense of depth. As the title of the poem, the author uses the word ‘river’ to say that her feelings towards the person he loved, the Sea is described as a man he loved. The word “brooks from all angles, and begged to be accepted. in the last line of the writer is trying to be united with the sea, the person she loves.in essence the author uses kinesthetic imagery with different sense. ‘My River’ and ‘graceful’ is a kinesthetic image that includes a sense of feeling. While the word ‘walk’, ‘wait’, ‘take’, ‘welcome’, ‘fetch’ is the image that includes the kinesthetic sense of movement.

  7. Poem about love or someone who falls in love. the author describes a woman who loves a man that he admired the parable of the river and blue sea. The woman who loved him did not care about the climate or weather conditions because of so much love for the woman to the man. What’s interesting is how it doesn’t seem to rhyme, but follows a pattern of keeping the same overall letters from the word above it: “Thee”, “me”, “reply”, “graciously”, etc. the other. “Blue sea, wilt welcome me?” may also suggest how one needs fitting and being part of something. this poem also suggests again the loneliness implied about being a river, about being able to solely run its own course. The woman really hope the man can see sincerity of her love and feel what she feels. She still fight until the man opened his heart to her.

  8. My River by Emily Dickinson is about the woman who falling in love with someone. Through this poem, Emily is asking to person whether he love her or not. In addition, this poem is all about passion and desire.

    Theme of this poem is nature, Emily uses some connotations such as; river, blue sea,brooks, and spotted nooks. In the first line, /My river runs to thee/ she expresses that she gives her love to him, Emily express her love as river that always flows every time, no matter what the condition. /Blue sea, wilt thou welcome me?/ blue sea means a man that she adores to be her love, in this line Emily is asking whether he love her or not. In next line /My river awaits reply/; Emily awaits and hopes that the man will love her too. /Oh! sea, look graciously./ in this line, Emily highlights that she really adores the man. In the second stanza, is all about passion and desire. “I’ll fetch thee brooks from spotted nooks.” means that the woman wants to express her feeling to the man on the right time. In the last line /Say, sea, Take me! / emphasize that she really wants him to be her love.

    Every line in the poem contains some image: river, blue sea,brooks, and spotted nooks – all appeal to our sense of sight (visual imagery). Welcome, awaits, take, say and also graciously (feeling) appeal to kinesthetic images. My river and graciously’ are kinesthetic imagery which include sense of feeling.

    Through this poem, Emily wants to express how a she really adores and loves a man. She wants the readers feel what she feels.

  9. This poem is a romantic poem that tells of the love of a woman to a man who was so in love her, this can be very aesthetically from the poet is Emily who uses the word “river” as a symbol of her love for that man who constantly and will never stop, in a poem it also said that she wanted a man who loved to will love her too.
    In this poem poet use the word connotation as “river” in a word “my river runs to thee” interpreted her love to someone man who deeply in his dearer came to her and welcome return her love and then “blue sea” in the sentence “blue sea wilt thou welcome me?” these are men who in loved, “await replay” it said that woman will wait man he loves with ever-faithful and “sea,say take me” define that poet very much hope that the man she loved will choose her and will love her forever.
    The imagery in this poem is visual imagery are “river”, “blue sea” kinesthetic imagery not only movement but also her feeling “awaits reply”, “look graciously”, “take”, “runs”. Poet used the words that are so beautiful in describing her love that is so deeply to the man who chastens so, although concise but the reader can feel the love in natural poet.

  10. This poem tells about love that Emily’s feel to the man she loves. In this poem Emily uses connotations, there are river, brooks and blue sea. ‘River’ as her big love for the only one person she considers special and river also showed as a visual imagery.
    And ‘brooks’ as her feeling which is just want to be flowing toward to the ‘blue sea’, that is someone she loves. Blue sea is a visual imagery that is Emily uses in this poem too.
    She really hope the man can see sincerity of her love and feel what she feels.
    She still fight until the man opened his heart to her.
    Not only uses connotations and visual imegery, Emily also use “Awaits reply” and “look graciously” as a kinesthetic imagery to this poem.
    I think this poem is short but can be easily interpreted by the reader without long-winded and Emily managed to create a work that can inspire the hearts of reader

  11. The poetry tells how a woman’s feelings of love to a man. Where the woman was very deep have a feeling of love for the man. Look how she described his feelings like a flowing river that never stops to continue to love the man. This poetry also implies how the woman is expecting a reply from the men love it. Women are even willing to do anything to get love him. But the woman does not want to force him to accept her love; she really liked him both physically and mentally. She wanted him to really love her without compulsion. The woman thought let love flow like a river.

    From this poem, the author also uses some of the connotations to give a sense of depth. As the title of the poem, the author uses the word ‘river’ to say that her feelings towards the person he loved, the Sea is described as a man he loved. The word “brooks from all angles, and begged to be accepted. in the last line of the writer is trying to be united with the sea, the person she loves.

    The poem uses kinesthetic imagery with different sense. ‘My River’ and ‘graceful’ is a kinesthetic image that includes a sense of feeling. The imagery in this poetry is visual imagery: river, blue sea.

  12. This poem tells of a woman who is in love and hope he gets a similar response in accordance with her ​​by the man she loved. “my river runs to thee” here explained that a woman who approached her boyfriend and “river awaits my reply” is the hope of being a woman to her lover. “I’II fetch thee brooks” means that a man who promised to meet her lover “.” say, sea “means a man who is waiting for assurance or an answer from her boyfriend.
    visual imaginary: river, sea, blue and kinesthetic imagery: look graciously and await reply.
    Connotations That is used in this poetry: River: to say That the feelings of a woman’s love, Blue ocean or sea: to describe the man she loved, Brooks: implying That the woman expressed her feelings to the man and left him, Nooks: implies the right time for a person to express feelings to Their loved ones.

  13. Examples of such poems include a romantic or love poem which tells a man that a woman who loves a man. He is really sincere love men like rivers flowing.

    The connotations consist are river, blue sea, brooks, nooks. “River” it is mean woman feelings, “Blue Sea” it is mean love a man to woman where a place where the water of river , “Brooks” it is mean Emily feeling to the man, “nooks” it is mean to show the right time for the woman expresses her feeling. According to me this poem divided are kinesthetic imagery (graciously ) and visual imagery ( blue, sea, river).

    His love of the poet’s poet expressing feelings and also wants to express this poem to prove that her love is really sincere and want a woman to be his companion until forever.

  14. This poem tells about love. From my point of view she compares the love with a river which goes to the ocean in its unavoidable flow, but still needs the ocean approval to be received and get involved. She promises hidden things that he may be willing for. Furthermore this poem tells about the passion and desire also, but asks for his lover license to be with him. She doesn’t force any situation, despite the flow
    of the passion. The river seems to beg for the sea that it would find any other creeks or small streams and give them to the sea in order to help be found.
    The phrase “river runs to” another person, it can be inferred that the other is the end of the river. In general, a sea is the place where rivers end. In such understanding there is something romantic aspect. Next, “the blue sea” is introduced and its acceptance is asked. “My river runs to thee: Blue sea, wilt
    welcome me? My river waits reply. Oh sea, look graciously!” Such image of a river and its ending in a larger place emphasize how one completes other. “Blue sea, wilt welcome me?” may also suggest how one needs fitting and being a part of something. The next is suggests again the loneliness implied about being a river, about being able to merely run its own course. The idea of desolation is again noticeable in the next verse in which it reads “My river waits reply.” This waiting may represent how one needs an answer brings to mind that already told before. One would only feel suitable if people accepted this person as he/she really is. Therefore, this is the answer. “I’ll fetch thee brooks / From spotted nooks.” From these lines it can be understood how obedient people sometimes are so that they can be accepted. As I told before My River describes about love although there is no word love here. Then, in this poet there are some of visual imageries, such as: blue sea, sea look graciously, and spotted nooks. graciously, and spotted nooks.

  15. this poem tells us about a woman that really loves someone. she wanna him love her back. this is poem, the poet use word “river” to describe a woman’s love to the man. As we know, the river is always running to flow towards the sea and it is same with the woman’s love that always runs to reach the man.
    the poet use such image of a river and its ending in a larger place emphasises how one completes
    the other. “Blue sea, wilt welcome me?” may also suggest how one needs fitting and being part of something. this poem also suggests again the loneliness implied about being a river, about being able to solely run its own course. The idea of solitude is again noticeable in the next verse in which it reads “My river waits reply.” This waiting may represent how one needs an answer and brings to mind the aforementioned fitting concept. One would only feel suitable if people accepted this person as he/she really is. “I’ll fetch thee brooks / From spotted nooks.” From these lines it can be understood how submissive people sometimes are so that they can be accepted. As this poem is taken from the section called Love

    the poet use some connotations in this poem such as “river” means her loneliness, “Blue ocean or sea” means the man she loved, “My river waits reply” means her waiting of an answer and brings to mind the aforementioned fitting concept, “I’ll fetch thee brooks / From spotted nooks means lines it can be understood how submissive people sometimes are so that they can be accepted

    the poet uses some of visual imagery, such as: “blue sea”, “sea look graciously”, and.”graciously, and spotted nooks”, and also uses kinesthetic such as. ‘runs’, ‘awaits’’, ‘welcome’, ‘fetch’

  16. My river is kind of a romantic poem. This poem tell us about how the woman was falling in love with a man. He wants to show her feeling to a man who really special for her. Also she has a big hope with this man. The expectations and desires from the woman was to showing her feeling. He was patient to waiting an answer for her love. And she was always pursuit her true love without stopped. It is shows in the stanza “My river runs to thee”, “Blue sea, wilt thou welcome me?” Showed that women’s expectations. “My river awaits reply” shows that she was waiting for the man. ” Oh! sea, look graciously” meaning that she did proud with the man. “I’ll fetch thee brooks”, “from spotted nooks” as the feeling of the woman who tried to pursue his love. Then, the author wants to portray the feelings of a woman who shows her feelings and expectations of a man. She never gave up to found the answer from the man who really love her. Each stanza in this poem gives hope which can involve the reader with the feeling from the woman. He never stop to waited for an answer from a man who loved her. Moreover the poem is also use many connotations in order to help the writer can give the obvious meaning to describe the feeling from this woman. “River” means that the expectations from the women. “Blue sea” as a man who loved her. “Look graciously” shows the praises for the man. “Brooks” as her hopes and “nooks” as a woman’s life. Besides, this poem consists of some imagery. Some of Kinesthetic imagery such as runs, welcome, fetch. And the visual imagery such as My river, graciously, and brooks.

  17. Detailed Meaning: My river runs to thee = he ran / attracted to someone. Blue sea, wilt thou welcome me? = Author asked whether he love someone who will welcome it. My river awaits reply = Author awaiting answers from the person’s feelings. Oh! Sea, look graciously = Dickinson admired that person. I’ll fetch thee brooks from spotted nooks = Dickinson will grab it from any angle. Say, sea, Take me! = Writer asking people to carry it.
    General Meaning: Dickinson asked if he was also loved by that person.
    Intention: This poet wants to tell a romantic poet his love that will her love be received.
    Connotation: River= feeling, Blue sea=someone/man, Runs= excited.
    Imagery: Visual=river, blue sea, graciously. Kinesthetic= runs, welcome, awaits, fetch, take.

  18. This poem shows about how woman feeling to someone she loves. The poet expresses her feeling same as river because it’s a natural watercourse, usually freshwater, flowing towards an ocean, a lake, a sea and it’s like her love to someone. “Blue sea, wilt thou welcome me?” means she wants to be loved. “My river awaits reply” “Oh! sea, look graciously“ means she wants her love same as someone because he has something attractive her. “I’ll fetch thee brooks from spotted nooks” means she has hope to be with him whatever happens because she loves him a lot. The poet is using connotation such as ‘river’ (a natural watercourse), ‘sea’ (to a large body of salt water), ‘Brooks’ and ‘nooks’ (the best time to express the feeling). The poet also use visual imagery (river, blue sea), kinesthetic imagery (graciously, say, awaits, take).

    The poet tells the reader that how she really love him and the poet want to express it using this poem (My river) because her love is pure and she ready to face anything to gain her love.

  19. The detailed meaning of this poem is a river wondering whether or not the sea will welcome it as it flows to it. What’s interesting is how it doesn’t seem to rhyme, but follows a pattern of keeping the same overall letters from the word above it: “Thee”, “me”, “reply”, “graciously”, etc. The river seems to plead to the sea that it would find any other creeks or small streams and give them to the sea in order to help be found. My river is a kind of romantic poem that tells us about a woman’s love to a man. In this poem tells that there’s a women love the man so much. She described his feelings like a flowing river that never stops to continue to love the man.

    This poetry also implies how the woman is expecting a reply from the men who she love. She describes the man with ‘blue sea’. It shows that the woman wonders if the man has the same feeling with her. “My river awaits reply” means the woman wants to tell the woman that she has waited too long for the man’s love. The sentence “Oh! sea, look graciously“ means how much she adores him. He chooses the words graciously to describe that the man is so awesome both physically and mentally, that’s why she loves him. “I’ll fetch thee brooks from spotted nooks.” means that the woman wants to express her feeling to the man on the right time. “Say, sea. Take me!” She hopes that the man will love her too. The imagery in this poetry is “river”, “blue sea” (visual imagery) and “awaits reply”, “look graciously” (kinesthetic imagery or feeling).

  20. Emily compares her love with a river that goes to the ocean in its
    unavoidable flow, but still needs the ocean approval to be received and get
    involved. She promises hidden things that he may be willing for.
    It is a poem about passion and desire, but till it has the delicacy of the
    woman that doesn’t impose her love, but asks for his lover license to be
    with him. She doesn’t force any situation, despite the flow of the passion that
    leads her into his arms unequivocally.
    In this poem Emily Dickenson presents two \’personae,\’ the river is not just flowing towards the sea; it is running. And it is not going there empty handed; it is bringing gifts for the sea, \’brooks from all the nooks, and begs for acceptance. The sea is depicted as a deity or god. The river and all the nooks are offerings, or sacrifices, brought to this god. In the last line, the poetess seeks to be united with the sea, the person she loves.
    Connotations :
    River means her willing/ love, sea as the man she loves
    Brooks means her feeling to the man.
    Spotted nooks means right way and time to express her feeling to the man she.
    Imaginary :
    Visual imagery are river, blue, sea, brooks, and spotted nooks.
    Kinesthetic imagery are runs, awaits, look, fetch, take, graciously, welcome, and wilt.

  21. My River by Emily Dickinson poem is an example that tells us about a woman loves a man. Therefore, he wanted someone who also loves her man. In this poem, the poet use the word “river” to describe the love of a woman to the man. As we know, the river flows into the sea is always running and it is equal to the love a woman who is always running to reach that person. He really wants people to love him.

    The poet uses to describe the meaning of several detailed statements about poetry. He uses “my river runs to you.” she describes her feelings with the word ‘river’. The final goal of the feelings of a woman is the man. “Sea of Blue, you welcomed me”. He described the man with the ‘blue sea’. This shows that she wondered whether he had the same feeling. “I am waiting for a reply stream” means she wants to tell her that she had waited too long to love him. “Oh! Sea, looks graceful” She really loves and adores him .. In addition, “I’ll take you from the slit-colored river.” Means that she wants to say to make him love his. He also used the “Let’s say, the sea. Take me” shows up that she really wanted that he loved her too!.

    In this poem, the poet tells the reader about a woman who really loves a man. He wanted to make the reader is able to feel his feelings really deeply for him. In the poem the author uses several connotations to give deep meaning. He used the ‘river’ to describe her feelings: ‘blue ocean’ or ‘ocean’ to describe the man she loved.

  22. General sense that this poem means that there is love from a woman to the man. Detailed meaning is that Emily compares love to a river in terms of incidence of personality. That the river does not just flow into the sea but love is also running as the sea. Sea is described as a deity. River and all angles are offering or sacrifice, brought to this deity. On each line, the poet seeks to unite with the sea to the person she loves, because the sea is described as a sea. Therefore, the intention of the writer in this poem that when you love someone should be keeping people up all the time we love, that love is indeed sincere.
    The connotations consist are river, blue sea, brooks, nooks. “River” it is mean woman feelings, “Blue Sea” it is mean love a man to woman where a place where the water of river , “Brooks” it is mean Emily feeling to the man, “nooks” it is mean to show the right time for the woman expresses her feeling. According to me this poem divided are kinesthetic imagery ( graciously ) and visual imagery ( blue, sea, river).

  23. This poem tells the woman who loves her boyfriend.
    in this poem tells us that there is a woman who is waiting for her boyfriend and her boyfriend very hopeful all if there is side. because they love the power of their love will be strong until whenever. therefore seemed that these pair of lovers to love one other. so in this poem expressing their feelings.
    connotations:
    river: a woman who loved the man.
    Blue ocean or sea: here illustrate that person is very fond of him.
    • Brooks: how a woman who is in love and he expressed his feelings toward proficiency level in these men.
    • Nooks: here describes how the a old woman who is waiting for the right to express his love toward his girlfriend.
    This poem uses kinesthetic imagery with different flavors. ‘My River’ and ‘graceful’ is a kinesthetic image that includes a sense of feeling. Picture in this poem is the visual imagery: river, blue sea.

  24. This poem is a love poem. This poem tells about the woman who loves a man. She symbolizes her love like a river. In this poem, the women hope the man who she likes also has the same feeling like her. And this poem shows that the women still waiting until the man loves her back.

    This poem uses several connotations, such as “river” which means that the love of a woman which is like a river,”blue sea” is the man who is loved by the women. and “brooks” is an expression of the feelings of a woman to the man that she loved.

    Imegery used in this poem are kinesthetic imegery and visual imegery. “Awaits reply” and “look graciously” is kinesthetic imegery, “river” and “blue sea” is the visual imegery.

    The poem was written with the intention to invite the reader to know the struggles of the women and to invide the reader to feel what the women felt.

  25. My River is a romantic poem which talk about woman’s waiting of a man she loves to be her couple. In this poem, Emily as poet wants to explain her hope of a man, that is explained in “My river runs to thee”. Emily compares her love with river. As we know, river always flows to the sea no matter what the condition, the weather or the climates is, so does her love to the man. She always runs to the man and she suggests loneliness implied about being a river and her waiting of being accepted by the man as who she really is. It explains in “blue sea, wilt thou welcome me?”. “My river awaits reply” means she really wants to be accepted by that man. The next stanza “I’ll fetch thee brooks from spotted nooks” mean she really wants to be his and that’s why she will do anything in order to get her love. In the last verse, “Say, sea. Take me!” she emphasizes how her willing that the man will accept her love and takes her being his lover.

    This poem uses so many connotations in order to make this poem clear to show her willing. River means her willing/ love, sea as the man she loves, brooks means her feeling to the man, spotted nooks means right way and time to express her feeling to the man she loves much. Besides using some connotations, this poem uses so many imageries also. Visual imagery is river, blue, sea, brooks, and spotted nooks. Kinesthetic imagery is runs, awaits, look, fetch, take, graciously, welcome, and wilt.

  26. In My River poem tells about passion and desire of love. A women who love a man like a river flows to a blue sea that we never know when it ends.
    In line 1 “river runs to” = another person, it can be inferred that the other is the end of the river.
    In line 2 “Blue sea, wilt welcome me?” = may also suggest how one needs fitting and being part of something.
    In line 3 “My river waits reply.” = One would only feel suitable if people accepted this person as he/she really is.
    In line 5 “fetch thee brooks” = a romanticized view of life
    In line 6 “spotted nooks” = a nook is a small space which is hidden or partly sheltered, and spotted has several meanings
    In line 7-8 “Say, sea, / Take me!” = These last verses emphasise how willing this person is to be accepted. By using the imperative one may notice that this person is either asking or imploring.
    River=the woman’s heart and Sea: the man’sheart
    Imagery: Visual image : river, blue, sea. Kinesthetic imagery: welcome, awaits, take, say and also graciously (feeling).
    Through this poem, the writer want to share about her desire to have her love whatever the way

  27. In My River poem tells about passion and desire of love. A women who love a man like a river flows to a blue sea that we never know when it ends.
    In line 1 “river runs to” = another person, it can be inferred that the other is the end of the river.
    In line 2 “Blue sea, wilt welcome me?” = may also suggest how one needs fitting and being part of something.
    In line 3 “My river waits reply.” = One would only feel suitable if people accepted this person as he/she really is.
    In line 5 “fetch thee brooks” = a romanticized view of life
    In line 6 “spotted nooks” = a nook is a small space which is hidden or partly sheltered, and spotted has several meanings
    In line 7-8 “Say, sea, / Take me!” = These last verses emphasise how willing this person is to be accepted. By using the imperative one may notice that this person is either asking or imploring.
    connotation: River as the women heart and sea as the man heart.
    Imagery: Visual image : river, blue, sea. Kinesthetic imagery: welcome, awaits, take, say and also graciously (feeling).
    Through this poem, the writer want to share about her desire to have her love whatever the way.

  28. “My River” by Emily Dickenson is an example of romantic poem or love which tells us about a woman who really loves a man. The woman hope, the man love to her too. Because her sincere love to the man like a river that flows. So through this poetry she wants to express her feeling. She want to tell how really love him. So she compares a man like a river.
    Connotations :
    • River: feelings of a woman’s love to the man
    • Blue ocean or sea: to describe how love her to the man
    • Brooks: implying that the woman expressed her feelings to the man.
    • Nooks: implies the right time for a person to express feelings to their loved ones.
    The poem uses kinesthetic imagery with different sense. ‘My River’ and ‘graceful’ is a kinesthetic image that includes a sense of feeling. The imagery in this poetry is visual imagery: river, blue sea.

  29. It is a kind of love poem that tells the reader about a woman that is falling in love with a man. In her poem, Emily Dickinson compares her love with river The author uses nature things in writing the poem. She wrote “My river runs to thee.” She portrays the woman’s feeling with ‘river’. The woman’s feeling aims to the man. “Blue sea, wilt thou welcome me?”. She portrays the man with ‘blue sea’ She hopes her love will be replied by the man “My river awaits reply”. She want to tell how really love him.
    According to me This poetry uses kinesthetic imagery like ‘runs’, ‘awaits’’, ‘welcome’, ‘fetch’ which include sense of movement. ‘My river’ and ‘graciously’ are kinesthetic imagery which include sense of feeling.

  30. This poem is kind of romantic poem that tells us about a woman’s love to a man. By this poem, Emily would like to express her feelings to a man. This poem is using a very beautiful word. The Author wrote this poem by using a natural object. For example, as we can see in first line “My river runs to thee” tell about a woman’s who falling in love into a man, she imagine a “river” as her love. “Blue sea, wilt thou welcome me? ” She imagine ” blue sea “as a man, and she really hopes that a man also have the same feelings as her. “My river awaits reply” explain about her love and she is waiting or hoping that a man will love her too. And on the fourth line “Oh! sea, look graciously “tell about a woman who adore the man. And in line five and so on tell about a woman who really want to be together with the man. The poem also uses kinesthetic imagery with different ways. ‘Runs’,’ awaits”, ‘welcome’, ‘fetch’ are kinesthetic imagery as the which means as movement. My river ‘and’ graciously ‘which means as feeling.

  31. Vocabulary
    thee (l.1): used especially in ecclesiastical or literary language,and by Friends especially among themselves in context
    Wilt (l.2): archaic present 2d singular of “will”
    thou (l.2): archaic; used especially in ecclesiastical or literary language as the universal form of address to one person (You)
    Graciously: (l.4):archaic;pleasing,acceptable
    Fetch(2. l): bring or take back brooks(2. l)to stand for;tolerate nooks(2. 2)chiefly Scootish ; a right-angled corner

    My River by Emily Dickenson simply descibe about passionate and desire. About someone passionate which begging to someone else acceptance for. He/she needs kind of license to be with.By this poem Emily represent the deep someone feelings,passion and desire by some magical words. Emily also presents two things that are; the river and sea My river runs to thee it means that the river is not just flowing towards the sea but the river is running.Then she/he wants someone approval to be with by asking ‘Blue sea, wilt thou welcome me?’ the loyalty and honesty love also portrays by “My river awaits reply” which is she/he sincerely waiting for the answer from his/her lover. Oh! sea, look graciously shows the expression of acceptance by denotative meaning. The second stanza Emily describes the struggle from someone for his/her lover.That he/she promises hidden things that he/she may be willing for. Eventually, in the last line he/she wants to be united with the sea, the person that she /he mad about. Throughout the poem,Emilly tells to the readers about someone passionate for,about feelings,and also desire to be unite with. As I read this poem, unconsiously I also feel the emphaty feelings about how someone passion badly to someone else.

    Within the poem, there are some words contain the connotative and denotative meaning which helps the readers to feel more and more about the feelings of this poem.But mostly Emilly chose the denotative one to represent the poem. My river runs to thee, look graciously, Blue sea, wilt thou welcome me? I’ll fetch thee brooks,from spotted nooks these are denotative meaning that Emily chose to represent what in her mind to the poem which has their owns meaning. Those words describe the someone’s passion to ask approval or acceptance to be unite with his/her lover. By use two things River and sea to change the persons.Fetch thee brooks, and spotted nooks in this poem means that he/she promises hidden things that he/she may be willing for. The second one is “Say, sea,Take me!” Emily explain barely or connotatively that he/she wants to be unite with.So she chose those word without any methapor. Last but not least Emily also use some imagery in order to make readers feel and penetrate into the poem deeply.There are river, Blue sea, look, spotted nooks which depict sense of sight and also convey not only shape but also colour motion,and place. Runs, I’ll fetch,take me, those words represent Kinesthetic imagery.

  32. The poetry tells how a woman’s feelings of love to a man. Where the woman was very deep have a feeling of love for the man. Look how she described his feelings like a flowing river that never stops to continue to love the man. This poetry also implies how the woman is expecting a reply from the men love it. Women are even willing to do anything to get love him. But the woman does not want to force him to accept her love; she really liked him both physically and mentally. She wanted him to really love her without compulsion. The woman thought let love flow like a river.

    Connotations that is used in this poetry:
    • River: to say that the feelings of a woman’s love
    • Blue ocean or sea: to describe the man she loved.
    • Brooks: implying that the woman expressed her feelings to the man and left him
    • Nooks: implies the right time for a person to express feelings to their loved ones.

    The imagery in this poetry is visual imagery: river, blue sea and kinesthetic imagery or feeling: awaits reply, look graciously.

  33. Vocabulary
    thee (l.1): used especially in ecclesiastical or literary language,and by Friends especially among themselves in context
    Wilt (l.2): archaic present 2d singular of “will”
    thou (l.2): archaic; used especially in ecclesiastical or literary language as the universal form of address to one person (You)
    Graciously: (l.4):archaic;pleasing,acceptable
    Fetch(2. l): bring or take back brooks(2. l)to stand for;tolerate nooks(2. 2)chiefly Scootish ; a right-angled corner

    My River by Emily Dickenson simply descibe about passionate and desire. About someone passionate which begging to someone else acceptance for. He/she needs kind of license to be with.By this poem Emily represent the deep someone feelings,passion and desire by some magical words. Emily also presents two things that are; the river and sea My river runs to thee it means that the river is not just flowing towards the sea but the river is running.Then she/he wants someone approval to be with by asking ‘Blue sea, wilt thou welcome me?’ the loyalty and honesty love also portrays by “My river awaits reply” which is she/he sincerely waiting for the answer from his/her lover. Oh! sea, look graciously shows the expression of acceptance by denotative meaning. The second stanza Emily describes the struggle from someone for his/her lover.That he/she promises hidden things that he/she may be willing for. Eventually, in the last line he/she wants to be united with the sea, the person that she /he mad about. Throughout the poem,Emilly tells to the readers about someone passionate for,about feelings,and also desire to be unite with. As I read this poem, unconsiously I also feel the emphaty feelings about how someone passion badly to someone else.
    Within the poem, there are some words contain the connotative and denotative meaning which helps the readers to feel more and more about the feelings of this poem.But mostly Emilly chose the denotative one to represent the poem. My river runs to thee, look graciously, Blue sea, wilt thou welcome me? I’ll fetch thee brooks,from spotted nooks these are denotative meaning that Emily chose to represent what in her mind to the poem which has their owns meaning. Those words describe the someone’s passion to ask approval or acceptance to be unite with his/her lover. By use two things River and sea to change the persons.Fetch thee brooks, and spotted nooks in this poem means that he/she promises hidden things that he/she may be willing for. The second one is “Say, sea,Take me!” Emily explain barely or connotatively that he/she wants to be unite with.So she chose those word without any methapor. Last but not least Emily also use some imagery in order to make readers feel and penetrate into the poem deeply.There are river, Blue sea, look, spotted nooks which depict sense of sight and also convey not only shape but also colour motion,and place. Runs, I’ll fetch,take me, those words represent Kinesthetic imagery.

  34. This poem tells about Love or Romantic poem.
    in general meaning is Emily tells a man who expression of feeling to woman. he is really loves her, he want tell to her to how really admire of her. in details meaning is The River always flows every time, no matter what the condition, climates, and weathers. so does his love, he loves the woman so much. his loves always runs to reach the woman as the river always flows and reaches to the sea. he wish his love will be replied by a woman. The Imagery in this poem is kinesthetic imagery which include sense of feeling and visual imagery as like as river, sea.

  35. My River by Emily Dickenson is an example of romantic poem which tells us a about a woman who really loves a man. Because of that, she wants a man to love her too. In this poem, the poet use word “river” to describe a woman’s love to the man. As we know, the river is always running to flow towards the sea and it is same with the woman’s love that always runs to reach the man. She really wants the man to reply her love.

    The poet uses some statements to describe the detailed meaning of the poem. She uses “My river runs to thee.” By this, she describes the woman’s feeling with word ‘river’. The final goal of woman’s feeling is the man. “Blue sea, wilt thou welcome me?”. She describes the man with ‘blue sea’. It shows that the woman wonders if the man has the same feeling with her. “My river awaits reply” means the woman wants to tell the woman that she has waited too long for the man’s love. “Oh! Sea, look graciously.” The woman really loves and adores the man. In addition, “I’ll fetch thee brooks from spotted nooks.” means that the woman wants to tell her love to make the man become hers. She also uses “Say, sea. Take me!” top shows that the woman really wishes that the man love her too.

    By this poem, the poet wants to tell to the readers about a woman who really loves a man. She wants to make the readers are able to feel her feeling which is really deep to the man. In this poem, the poet focuses to the woman’s feeling which need the replying from the man. Moreover, the poet uses some connotations to give the deep meaning. She uses ‘river’ to describe the woman’s feeling; ‘blue sea’ or ‘sea’ to describe the man she loves. Then, she uses ‘brooks’ to express that the woman wants to say her feeling to the woman; and the last, ‘nooks’ to show the right time for the woman expresses her feeling.

    Furthermore, this poem also seems so beautiful because of imagery which is used by the poet. According to me, there is Kinesthetic imagery with six images which I have found. They are ‘runs’, ‘awaits’, ‘welcome’, ‘fetch’, ‘my river’ and ‘graciously’.

  36. Kind of this poem is romantic poem or tells about love. General meaning of this poem is Emily tells about the man who express his feeling with the woman that his love. Detailed meaning is Emily illustrates a love like a river that wide and always flows. The man hopes and waits the woman replied him love its seen in line three “my river awaits reply”. In addtion, in line 4 “oh! Sea, look graciously” its means that the man adores graciousness of the woman. And then, the man really wants her become his its seen in line five and so on. Connotations are runs, awaits reply, fetch, spotted nooks. The imagery in this poem is visual imagery (river, blue sea), kinesthetic imagery or feeling (awaits reply, look graciously).

  37. I think this poem tells the story of someone who is in love. she wants a man who loves her too.

    Emily Dickinson wrote this poem with a very beautiful, like “My river runs to thee.” This illustrates that love her like a river that flows lacks a feeling of love. As well as “Blue sea, wilt thou welcome me? It describes the man as the blue sea welcome love her anyway.through this poem, the author reveals that a woman who truly loved the man, the man whom she admired.

    This poetry uses kinesthetic imagery like ‘runs’,’ awaits”, ‘welcome’, ‘fetch’ the which include a sense of movement. ‘My river’ and ‘graciously’ kinesthetic imagery are the which include a sense of feeling.

  38. This poem is a poem of love. This poem tells the story of a woman who was walking with a man. The man invites her to dinner with him. The woman at the well by a male fantasy. The purpose of the man invites the woman to express love to women who had long been his appraiser. When the man reveals his feelings. This man just waiting for replies to his love for her.

    Through this poem, he reveals his feelings to a woman who had long been her love. So he doesn’t comparing her with another woman. This poem is about spirit and desire a man who would love her to be her lover and the woman received the man well.

    This poem uses a kinesthetic image with a different flavor. “Wait”,” walking” is the image of the kinesthetic sense of covering the movement. “My River” and “graceful”. “Waiting for reply “, “welcome me” is the image of the kinesthetic sense that includes feeling.

  39. “My river” by Emily Dickinson, the general meaning of this poem describes a woman who longed for a life of eternal love with a lover. Because, in the poem that a woman wants to feel loved by someone she loved. So can we conclude from this poem, the author wants to express how a woman has a high sense of a man that she loves. although, in the poem there are a handful of sadness .Therefore, the author tells the reader to feel the well of the contents of the poem.

    From this poem, the author also uses some of the connotations to give a sense of depth. As the title of the poem, the author uses the word ‘river’ to say that her feelings towards the person he loved, the Sea is described as a man he loved. The word “brooks from all angles, and begged to be accepted. in the last line of the writer is trying to be united with the sea, the person she loves.

    The poem uses kinesthetic imagery with different sense. ‘My River’ and ‘graceful’ is a kinesthetic image that includes a sense of feeling. While the word ‘walk’, ‘wait’, ‘take’, ‘welcome’, ‘fetch’ is the image that includes the kinesthetic sense of movement.

  40. It is a kind of love poetry. This poetry tells about a woman running to someone who she love or society. she asking for them to welcome her take as she is she’s bribing them to take
    her because she say i’ll fetch thee brooks and then at the end she is just
    tell them or him to take her. She really loves him.
    Through this poetry she wants to express her feeling. She want to tell how really love him. So she compares a man like a river. It is a poem about passion and desire, but till it has the delicacy of the
    woman that doesn’t impose her love, but asks for his lover license to be
    with him
    This poetry uses kinesthetic imagery like ‘runs’, ‘awaits’’, ‘welcome’, ‘fetch’ which include sense of movement. ‘My river’ and ‘graciously’ are kinesthetic imagery which include sense of feeling.

  41. My river is a kind of romantic poem that tells us about a woman’s love to a man. In her poem, Emily Dickinson compares her love with river. As we known, the river always flows every time, no matter what the condition, climates, and weather is, so does her love. She loves the man so much. Her love always runs to reach the man as the river always flows and reaches to the sea. She also wants her love will be accepted by the man like she states in her poem “Blue sea, wilt thou welcome me?”. She hopes her love will be replied by the man “My river awaits reply”. The sentence “Oh! sea, look graciously“ means how much she adores him. He chooses the words graciously to describe that the man is so awesome both physically and mentally, that’s why she loves him. The next lines “I’ll fetch thee brooks from spotted nooks” tell the reader that she really wants him become hers, she will do anything in order to get his love. She will found the right way to express her feeling. In the last two lines, she emphasizes her urge, what she really want from the man is that he will take her as his and accept her love.

    The poem is rich of meaning as she uses some connotation words to express her ideas. For example, she chooses the word ‘river’ (a part of nature that brings the flowing water) for love. Then she uses ‘sea’ (a place where the water of river will stop to flow) for he man that she loves so much. The word brooks and nooks are also connotation words. ‘Brooks’ in this poem means her feeling to the man, and ‘(spotted)nooks’ means the right way and time to express her feeling to him. The previous four words are also kind of visual imagery that she uses. Another imagery that she uses is the kinesthetic imagery, such as welcome, awaits, take, say and also graciously (feeling).

    Through it all, the author wants the reader will feel what she feels to the man. A feeling (love) that always runs, is like water of the river which always flow and will stop to the sea, to reach a man that he loves.

  42. Dickinson’s My River is kind of love poem that tells the reader about a woman that is falling in love with a man. She really wants the man to love her too.

    Dickinson wrote the poem in a unique way. The author uses nature things in writing the poem. She wrote “My river runs to thee.” She portrays the woman’s feeling with ‘river’. The woman’s feeling aims to the man. “Blue sea, wilt thou welcome me?”. She portrays the man with ‘blue sea’. It tells that the woman is wondering whether the man falls in love with the woman too. “My river awaits reply” means the woman wants to know how the man is feeling about her. “Oh! Sea, look graciously.” The woman really adores the man. “I’ll fetch thee brooks from spotted nooks.” means that the woman wants to express her feeling to the man on the right time. “Say, sea. Take me!” She hopes that the man will love her too.

    Through this poem, the author wants to express how a woman adores a man that she really loves. The author wants the reader to feel what the woman feels too.
    In this poem, the author focuses to the woman’s feeling. The author uses connotation to give the poem a realistic meaning. As mentioned above, the author uses ‘river’ to say that the woman’s feeling; ‘blue sea’ or ‘sea’ to say the man she loves. Then, the author uses ‘brooks’ to imply that the woman is going with the to say her feeling; ‘nooks’ to imply the right time to say her feeling.

    The poem uses kinesthetic imagery with different sense. ‘runs’, ‘awaits’’, ‘welcome’, ‘fetch’ are kinesthetic imagery which include sense of movement. ‘My river’ and ‘graciously’ are kinesthetic imagery which include sense of feeling.

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