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I've got an arrow here by Emily Dickinson


"I've got an arrow here" is a short poem written by Emily Dickinson. In this writing, Dickinson speaks about the arrow from cupid. She has an arrow from a man who shot it. It fell with a "skirmish", meaning a fight. Perhaps she means that she was at first unwilling to fall in love.

This short poem consists of only two stanzas with three lines in the first and four in the second. This is basically about how Cupid's arrow hit someone who wasn't expecting it, and, perhaps the person was even against the idea but couldn't help but feel the love.

Johnson number: 1729


I've got an arrow here

I've got an arrow here.
Loving the hand that sent it
I the dart revere.

Fell, they will say, in "skirmish"!
Vanquished, my soul will know
By but a simple arrow
Sped by an archer's bow.

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Literary Movement
19th Century


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