Because ’twas Riches I could own,
Myself had earned it — Me,
I knew the Dollars by their names —
It feels like Poverty

An Earldom out of sight to hold,
An Income in the Air,
Possession — has a sweeter chink
Unto a Miser’s Ear —

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem Because ’twas Riches I could own,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Do you have any comments, criticism, paraphrasis or analysis of this poem that you feel would assist other visitors in understanding the meaning or the theme of this poem by Emily Dickinson better? If accepted, your analysis will be added to this page of American Poems. Together we can build a wealth of information, but it will take some discipline and determination.