Study Guide

There is no Frigate like a Book Exploration

By Emily Dickinson

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There is no Frigate like a Book
To take us Lands away (lines 1-2)

Reading, the poem immediately suggests, is the best way to get out there and see the world.

This Traverse may the poorest take
Without oppress of Toll— (lines 5-6)

Here, the speaker emphasizes the fact that anyone, even those limited by hardship in their real lives, can use books as an escape to unknown places.

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