“Emily Dickinson” — Wendy Cope

“Emily Dickinson” by Wendy Cope:

Higgledy-piggledy
Emily Dickinson
Liked to use dashes
Instead of full stops.

Nowadays, faced with such
Idiosyncrasy,
Critics and editors
Send for the cops.

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4 comments

  1. Dimitris Manousakis · January 4, 2013

    It’s so little, but it says so much…

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  2. jrosenberry1 · January 4, 2013

    I love dashes – I do! – and I love ellipses too. The more the better – don’t you think? (I’m not kidding – really!)

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  3. richamohan · January 4, 2013

    Reblogged this on freedom rebel and commented:
    :)

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  4. Pingback: From Higgledy-Piggledy to Idiosyncracy: A Brief, Light Study of Metrics and the Poet’s Reception in Wendy Cope’s “Emily Dickinson” – literodditi

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