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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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Literary Movement
19th Century

Life, Love

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