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I like to see it lap the Miles Summary & Analysis
by Emily Dickinson

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Emily Dickinson wrote "I like to see it lap the Miles" sometime between 1858 and 1862. The poem describes a steam train as it travels through the surrounding landscape. Imagining the train as a giant horse, the speaker marvels at its wild and unrivaled strength, speed, and power. The poem never explicitly names its main subject, taking on a riddle-like quality also found in Dickinson poems like "A Route of Evanescence" and "A Narrow Fellow in the Grass."

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