Emily Dickinson's Correspondences
Correspondence with Susan Dickinson

H 274

JP 301

FP 403

OMC 71

early 1860s


watermark/embossment: N, no symbol, faintly embossed

18 x 11 cm.

folded in thirds

Torn at left. "X" pencilled on verso. In one sense, one could say that there are no line breaks, that the poem works with spacing. This document suggests that Dickinson was exploring stanzaic form and the poetic line and meanings generated by various visual presentations.

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Transcription and commentary copyright 1996 by Martha Nell Smith, all rights reserved
Last updated on May 14, 2001
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