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Dickinson, Emily - The butterfly obtains But little sympathy

Identifier

000727

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson

The butterfly obtains
But little sympathy
Though favourably mentioned
In Entomology

Because he travels freely
And wears a proper coat
The circumspect are certain
That he is dissolute

Had he the homely scutcheon
Of modest industry
‘Twere fitter certifying
For Immortality

The source of the experience

Dickinson, Emily

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Symbols

Butterfly

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Commonsteps

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