Borrowing - From the French by Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Borrowing - From the French" is a poem written by Ralph Waldo Emerson. This poem is written as one stanza with four lines. It has the rhyme scheme of ABAB. It does not have a particular meter scheme, however, it is written in triambic foot with some instances of leaving words out of the feet scheme. For example, the first line is written as DUM-da-da-DUM-da-da-DUM. The second line is written as da-da-DUM-da-da-DUM-da-da-DUM. In the first line, there is an extra "DUM" at the beginning of the line.
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This poem is about getting hurt, but even those who weren't hurt still grieve and grief can sometimes be the hardest of all to overcome.
Borrowing - From the French Some of the hurts you have cured, And the sharpest you still have survived, But what torments of grief you endured From evils which never arrived
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Transcendentalism, 19th Century