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There is no Frigate like a Book Summary & Analysis
by Emily Dickinson

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"There is no Frigate like a Book" is a brief poem by Emily Dickinson, which she enclosed in a letter to a friend in 1873. The poem's speaker celebrates the power of literature, marveling that no splendid ship or noble steed has the power a book does to carry people to another world. Better yet, the speaker says, this magical transport is cheap: you don't have to be rich to read a book and be carried away by the glory of language.

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