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Apparently with no surprise What's Up With the Title?

By Emily Dickinson

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What's Up With the Title?

Nope, no title here. Emily never named any of her poems. There just wasn't much point to it since she barely tried to get any of them published. These days, we get weak in the knees if poems don't have titles, so publishers just refer to Emily's poems by their first lines—which unsurprisingly usually sound like pretty good titles.

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