A little Dog that wags his tail
And knows no other joy
Of such a little Dog am I
Reminded by a Boy

Who gambols all the living Day
Without an earthly cause
Because he is a little Boy
I honestly suppose —

The Cat that in the Corner dwells
Her martial Day forgot
The Mouse but a Tradition now
Of her desireless Lot

Another class remind me
Who neither please nor play
But not to make a “bit of noise”
Beseech each little Boy —

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem A little Dog that wags his tail

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  1. mary says:

    fresh and tender; captures the insouciance of little boyhood – there is no sweeter being than a young man before he knows the world.

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