I never hear the word “escape”
Without a quicker blood,
A sudden expectation
A flying attitude!

I never hear of prisons broad
By soldiers battered down,
But I tug childish at my bars
Only to fail again!

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem I never hear the word “escape”


  1. georgia schmedenfield says:

    I’m only on this for an assignment that is due by 11:59 pm, soo, if anyone can help me that would be great.

  2. azniv says:

    I need help to write an essay for this poem. Can someone help me a.s.a.p thank you so much!

  3. ezzo says:

    i think that this poem is so lame….

  4. sedigheh valipour says:

    I think this poem doesn’t have any thing to do with war. “Quicker blood” refers to her anxiety. She wants to escape a situation or state of mind.

  5. Elizabeth Bustamante says:

    O.K. Im not very good at the whole poem thing the only reason im in this web site is because i’m doing a project, but i think that what she means is that freedom has never been whithout a fight. She did live during the civil war so maybe thats why she mentions blood.When she trys to escape and fails i think that she had in mind the struggle of the civil war.Please make comments onthis poem it would really help in my project on Emily Dickinson if i had an idea of what others think.

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