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Subject: Research Writing

In “Some Keep the Sabbath” what do you think Dickinson is saying about organized religion and spirituality?

Some keep the Sabbath going to Church (236)

BY EMILY DICKINSON (Links to an external site.)

Some keep the Sabbath going to Church

I keep it, staying at Home

With a Bobolink for a Chorister

And an Orchard, for a Dome

Some keep the Sabbath in Surplice

I, just wear my Wings

And instead of tolling the Bell, for Church,

Our little Sexton sings.

God preaches, a noted Clergyman

And the sermon is never long,

So instead of getting to Heaven, at last

Im going, all along.