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L R Mole Emily Dickenson's rose (7) Emily Dickenson's rose 13 Jun 00

Most English teachers know that a great number of Emily Dickenson's poems can be sung to "The Yellow Rose of Texas",(Because I could not stop for death, death kindly stopped for me...), as can "Casey at the Bat", "Old Ironsides",etc. Also, a quick way to check haiku of the traditional 5-7-5 syllable type is to see if it can be sung to the first three lines of "Moonlight in Vermont". Less well known, though, is that "Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening" goes perfectly to "Hernando's Hideaway" (Whoooooo's woods/these are/I think I know....") I Imagine the first phenomenon goes back to some hymn meter, Dickenson's bio being what it was, but anyway, does anyone know other odd confluences like this?

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