Not to discover weakness is
The Artifice of strength —
Impregnability inheres
As much through Consciousness

Of faith of others in itself
As Pyramidal Nerve
Behind the most unconscious clock
What skilful Pointers move —

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem Not to discover weakness is

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  1. jessica says:

    Im 12 years old and I think I have discovered all my weaknesses or at least I think and this poem makes me wonder what I would be like because Im not that smart Im not athletic and from this comment you have proububly relized I can’t spell either but what if I hadn’t ever known these things whould I be a different person? Well I guess i’ll never know but thanks for the thought Emily.

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