Impossibility, like Wine

Emily Dickinson 1830 (Amherst) – 1886 (Amherst)



Impossibility, like Wine
Exhilarates the Man
Who tastes it; Possibility
Is flavorless—Combine

A Chance's faintest Tincture
And in the former Dram
Enchantment makes ingredient
As certainly as Doom—

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 14, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AXXA XXXX
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 201
Words 30
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 4, 4

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