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There is no Frigate like a Book

There is no Frigate like a Book

by Emily Dickinson

Awe and Amazement Quotes Page 1

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Quote #1

There is no Frigate like a Book (line 1)

This is an interesting line in itself. If you look at it closely, it's saying that a book is the best "Frigate" there is. Does that mean that it's even better than a real ship?

Quote #2

Nor any Coursers like a Page
Of prancing Poetry (lines 3-4)

Like in line 1, we wonder if the speaker is suggesting here that reading is better than actually traveling.

Quote #3

How frugal is the Chariot
That bears the Human soul. (lines 7-8)

There's no exclamation point here, but there totally should be! The speaker is amazed by how reading – which costs nothing – can transport us anywhere in spirit. Here, we see her amazement at the power of the human imagination.

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