Emily Dickinson Affirms a Soul

5 thoughts on “Emily Dickinson Affirms a Soul”

  1. So clever this – that she kept line 5 ‘The House support itself’ singular (not ‘supports’ itself). And again at line 12 – ‘Affirming it a Soul -‘ An essay on these few lines wouldn’t suffice: genius. Thanks v. much for posting.

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  2. “The Props assist the House
    Until the House is built
    And then the Props withdraw
    And adequate, erect,
    The House support itself”

    I used to teach English Lit at the high school level. I noted that at least 90% of the students would say that that the above passage is about a house…and nothing more.

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