Give little Anguish —
Lives will fret —
Give Avalanches —
And they’ll slant —
Straighten — look cautious for their Breath —
But make no syllable — like Death —
Who only shows the Marble Disc —
Sublimer sort — than Speech —

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem Give little Anguish

2 Comments

  1. frumpo says:

    How deep hurts affect us.

  2. Lara says:

    I have no idea what this poem means and I need help for my english class. If anyone understands this let me know. Thanks!

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