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"Faith" is a fine invention by Emily Dickinson


'"Faith" is a fine invention' is about Dickinson's views on religion. She uses the word "see" to mean believing in God. The word "Microscopes" refers to science in general. She is stating that there should be a balance between religion and science in our lives.

This one stanza poem consists of only four lines. It has a rhyme scheme of ABCB. The first and third lines have seven syllables while the second and fourth have six.


Johnson number: 185

"Faith" is a fine invention

"Faith" is a fine invention
When Gentlemen can see -
But Microscopes are prudent
In an Emergency.

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19th Century

Religion, Science, God