To wait an Hour - is long by Emily Dickinson
"To wait an Hour - is long" is a poem written by Emily Dickinson. This is a short and easily understood poem. She is basically stating that it is easy to wait a lifetime, even eternity, if love is the reward. It is a four line poem using iambic trimeter.
This poem consists of only four lines in a single stanza. It makes no attempt at rhyming. However, it does have use iambic-triameters in the first, second, and fourth lines while the third is written as iambic-quadrameter.
Johnson number: 781
To wait an Hour - is long To wait an Hour - is long - If Love be just beyond - To wait Eternity - is short - If Love reward the end -
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