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Emily Dickinson - Lest they should come -- is all my fear

Lest they should come -- is all my fear
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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 1169. Lest they should come -- is all my fear
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955

Comment 1 of 1, added on March 16th, 2006 at 3:06 AM.

This poem by Emily is a rhymed couplet of eight syllables in each line.Adelaide Crapsey(famed for the cinquain)developed the couplet form into another image form-which style with her poem 'ON SEEING WEATHER-BEATEN TREES which I have labelled an American doublet ..it is a rhymed couplet of ten syllables per line with an integral title.The Scottish poet Willam Soutar also wrote many short poems in the American doublet style.
For some reason I notice that Adelaide Crapsey is not listed here on this site.

Emily wrote a dozen or so untitled couplets as this site reveals,some rhymed and others unrhymed most notably 212;730;3166A;1707.


Brian Strand from United Kingdom

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