On a Columnar Self

Emily Dickinson 1830 (Amherst) – 1886 (Amherst)



On a Columnar Self—
How ample to rely
In Tumult—or Extremity—
How good the Certainty

That Lever cannot pry—
And Wedge cannot divide
Conviction—That Granitic Base—
Though None be on our Side—

Suffice Us—for a Crowd—
Ourself—and Rectitude—
And that Assembly—not far off
From furthest Spirit—God—

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on May 01, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XABB ACXC XXXX
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 318
Words 48
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4

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