A Primer on Speech Acts, by Emily Dickinson

A WORD is dead

When it is said,

    Some say.

I say it just

Begins to live

    That day.
"A word is dead," Emily Dickinson, 1830-1886.
Emily Dickinson
July 28, 2008


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