Upon the gallows hung a wretch,
Too sullied for the hell
To which the law entitled him.
As nature’s curtain fell
The one who bore him tottered in , —
For this was woman’s son.
“‘Twere all I had,” she stricken gasped —
Oh, what a livid boon!

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem Upon the gallows hung a wretch,

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  1. neil says:

    Hi everyone! hey can anyone tell me if “the wretch” by Emily Dickinson is the base for the poem said by Andie Mcdowell in the movie Groundhog Day? it reads a little differently

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