Between the form of Life and Life
The difference is as big
As Liquor at the Lip between
And Liquor in the Jug
The latter — excellent to keep —
But for ecstatic need
The corkless is superior —
I know for I have tried

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem Between the form of Life and Life


  1. Rose says:

    Wow, I love this poem. It to be very dark i understand that because some poems have to be dark. I know for a fact. You can if you want to check out some of my poems on and search Gothic16 ok and if you do check it out then plz leave a comment ok thanks.
    Well byez

    Love always

  2. stephanie says:

    for it to be very dark i understand it a little. It gives you examples of the difference in the form of life and life itself.

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