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A poem for a summer afternoon

Added on by Ellen Halloran.

If I can stop one Heart from breaking
I shall not live in vain
If I can ease one Life the Aching
Or cool one Pain
Or help one fainting Robin
Unto his Nest again
I shall not live in Vain.

Emily Dickinson (c. 1864)

It's always interesting to me to note which words are capitalized in an Emily Dickinson poem. Are these the words that are meant to have more weight and meaning?