Witchcraft was hung, in History,
But History and I
Find all the Witchcraft that we need
Around us, every Day —

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem Witchcraft was hung, in History,


  1. Anne Macdonald says:

    This is a perfect poem to kick off a unit on _The Crucible_. I hope students will be able to make connections to past and present “witchhunts.” (I wish she had said _hanged_, but that probably was not a rule back then!)

  2. Kasaundra Garnes says:

    This is a well written poem. The author is very brilliant in the work that she does.

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