Is it true, dear Sue?

Emily Dickinson 1830 (Amherst) – 1886 (Amherst)



Is it true, dear Sue?
Are there two?
I shouldn't like to come
For fear of joggling Him!
If I could shut him up
In a Coffee Cup,
Or tie him to a pin
Till I got in—
Or make him fast
To "Toby's" fist—
Hist! Whist! I'd come!

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on April 19, 2023

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Scheme AABCDDEEFGB
Closest metre Iambic dimeter
Characters 222
Words 51
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 11

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