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I like a look of Agony

I like a look of Agony,
Because I know it’s true
Men do not sham Convulsion,
Nor simulate, a Throe

The Eyes glaze once and that is Death
Impossible to feign
The Beads upon the Forehead
By homely Anguish strung.


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Poem I like a look of Agony - Emily Dickinson