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Did the harebell loose her girdle by Emily Dickinson


"Did the harebell loose her girdle" is a personification poem. A harebell is a perennial flower. It has bell-shaped blossoms, pointed heart-shaped leaves, and a delicate stem. Knowing this, it's easy to see that the harebell is a young woman with "loose her girdle" suggesting it is, in fact, a young virgin.

This is a short poem consisting of two stanzas with four lines in each. In this poem, the first and third lines are made up of eight syllables while the second and fourth are made up of five syllables.

Johnson number: 213


Did the harebell loose her girdle

Did the harebell loose her girdle
To the lover bee,
Would the bee the harebell hallow
Much as formerly?

Did the paradise, persuaded,
Yield her moat of pearl,
Would the Eden be Eden,
Or the earl an earl?

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Literary Movement
19th Century

Flower, Love, Animal, Relationship

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