Poet: Emily Dickinson
Perception of an object costs
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
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Oct 3 2004
Comment 1 of 1, added on April 18th, 2005 at 11:43 PM.
The worth of an object is determined by the price we place on its head. Perception is based chiefly on memory. Dickinson seems to be saying that our memories over-inflate the value of some objects that really are not as rare as they seem.
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