I took my Power in my Hand

Emily Dickinson 1830 (Amherst) – 1886 (Amherst)



I took my Power in my Hand—
And went against the World—
'Twas not so much as David—had—
But I—was twice as bold—

I aimed by Pebble—but Myself
Was all the one that fell—
Was it Goliath—was too large—
Or was myself—too small?

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on April 21, 2023

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Scheme XXXX XXXX
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 246
Words 45
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 4, 4

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