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I measure every Grief I meet

I measure every Grief I meet

by Emily Dickinson

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In addition to her poor eyesight and problems with congested lungs, some critics claim that Dickinson suffered from what we would now call anxiety or agoraphobia. (Source.)

While modern readers may find Dickinson's pre-occupation with death to be strange or depressing, it was actually quite common in the nineteenth century. NBD, Shmoopers, NBD. (Source.)

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