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The Riddle we can guess by Emily Dickinson

Analysis

"The Riddle we can guess" is a poem written by Emily Dickinson. This Dickinson poem is very short, just four lines, but is very profound (and even has a rhyme scheme). The Poem is about how we are quickly bored by things which are easy to guess or we have heard before.

Johnson number: 1222

Poem

The Riddle we can guess
By 

The Riddle we can guess
We speedily despise -
Not anything is stale so long
As Yesterday's surprise -

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Nationality
American

Literary Movement
19th Century

Subjects
Longing