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A Lover by Amy Lowell

Analysis

During the time Amy Lowell wrote this poem, she had to keep her feelings in the dark. However, the firefly in the writing could also be a reference to her eyesight. At the time of this writing, her eyesight was getting worse. So therefor, her being able to see better would allow her to write a letter. Nonetheless, this could be about a number of things: eyesight, emotions, or even her future. "A Lover" is written as an unrhymed couplet.

Poem

A Lover
By 

If I could catch the green lantern of the firefly
I could see to write you a letter.

Published in Poetry .

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