The Rat is the concisest Tenant.
He pays no Rent.
Repudiates the Obligation —
On Schemes intent

Balking our Wit
To sound or circumvent —
Hate cannot harm
A Foe so reticent —
Neither Decree prohibit him —
Lawful as Equilibrium.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem The Rat is the concisest Tenant.

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