When Etna basks and purrs
Naples is more afraid
Than when she show her Garnet Tooth —
Security is loud —

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem When Etna basks and purrs

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  1. Allyson Erick says:

    Sometimes, it’s just a cigar…. having lived in Naples, Italy as a teenager, we were often told that if Vesuvius erupted, the various places we went to would drop suddenly and generally cause death. However, as long as Mount Etna continued to be active in Sicily, we shouldn’t worry that pressure would build up and Vesuvius erupt. A loud security indeed.
    (And sometimes it’s more than a cigar, whilst still being just a cigar.)

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