"Go tell it" - What a Message by Emily Dickinson
'"Go tell it" - What a Message' is a poem by Emily Dickinson about telling the person we love how we feel. "Thermopylae" is a reference to the "Battle of Termopylae" which is known to most people today as the last stand for the 300 Spartans against the Persians.
This is a short one stanza poem with only eight lines. It doesn't have a consistent meter structure or syllables. However, it does rhyme the second and fourth lines.
Johnson number: 1554
"Go tell it" - What a Message "Go tell it" - What a Message - To whom - is specified - Not murmur - not endearment - But simply - we - obeyed - Obeyed - a Lure - a Longing? Oh Nature - none of this - To Law - said sweet Thermopylae I give my dying Kisas -
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