I Measure Every Grief I Meet, By Emily Dickinson

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I Measure Every Grief I meet was written by Emily Dickinson. It was her 561st poem and one of the most well known. It is about how Emily has a strange addict of measuring each grief she meets. She compares the grief of others to her own but always goes back to her own sadness. She does this to try to obtain comfort for herself.

Emily Dickinson was born on December 10th in Amherst Massachusetts. Her parents were Edward and Emily Dickinson. Her siblings were Lavinia and William Dickinson. She left school as a teenager and started to become reclusive and then began writing poems throughout her life.

The literal meaning of the poem. Emily measures each grief she meets very precisely. She wonders how long they bore the pain. She wonders if they
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