Department of English

Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University


2202242  Introduction to the Study of English Poetry

 

 

Emily Dickinson

(December 10, 1830 May 15, 1886)

 

Because I could not stop for Death

 

 

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There is no frigate like a book

 

There is no frigate like a book

To take us lands away,
Nor any coursers like a page
Of prancing poetry.
 
This traverse may the poorest take 5
Without oppress of toll;
How frugal is the chariot
That bears a human soul!

 

"There is no frigate like a book" Notes

frigate: a light boat propelled originally by oars but later by sails (Merriam-Webster)

 

coursers: a swift or spirited horse: charger (Merriam-Webster)

 

toll

1: a tax or fee paid for some liberty or privilege (as of passing over a highway or bridge)

2: compensation for services rendered: as a: a charge for transportation b: a charge for a long-distance telephone call

3: a grievous or ruinous price <inflation has taken its toll>; especially: cost in life or health <the death toll from the hurricane> (Merriam-Webster)

frugal: characterized by or reflecting economy in the use of resources; sparing (Merriam-Webster)

 

Emily Dickinson

 

 

 


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