If I Could By Emily Dickinson

By Gabby Herrera

Title - If I Could

The title makes me think that someone is trying to do something he or she can't do

Paraphrase

A man fell in love and that person ended broke her heart he saying that it caused him pain he is trying to forget but his heart is in to much pain

Connotation

The aching.This sentence makes me feel sad and lost to know someone is in pain by someone he loves.

Attitude

The persons tone is sad and heart broken

Shifts

The poem shifts when she says "I will not live in vain." She is now noticing that she should't live life sadly

Title- If I Could

She is saying that if she could fix a broken heart she would cause she is heart broken and she doesn't like the pain

Theme

Don't live life sadly even if you are heart broken everyone should be happy