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|Demur, you're straightway dangerous. II To a discerning eye Tis the majority |
Assent, and you are sane; And handled with a chain. These two versions print
alternate lines without change except in the modernization of punctuation offered
|... she argues that sanity hinges on accepting a "We" that is always plural but not |
necessarily more than a single person. ... prevail - Assent - and you are sane -
Demur - you're straightway dangerous - And handled with a Chain - Despite the ...
|Advanced word/Phrase Relationships When you look up a word in a dictionary, |
you may find several different ... 5 Assent — and you are sane — Demur — you're
straightway dangerous — And handled with a chain — Although this is a short ...
|The majority rules, but perhaps the majority itself is mad. The last three lines of |
the poem address the reader as “you.” Dickinson writes: “Assent—and you are
sane— / Demur—you're straightway dangerous— / And handled with a Chain” (6
|5 God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater: The Saga of Vonnegut's Sanest Lunatic Much |
madness is divines t sense — To a discerning eye. . . . Assent — and you are
sane — Demur— you're straightway dangerous — And handled with a chain ...
|Assent, and you are sane; Demur,—you're straightway dangerous, And handled |
with a chain. —Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson, a figure known almost as well
for her eccentricity as for her poetry, has encapsulated in these lines a dilemma ...
|... as All, prevail— Assent—and you are sane— Demur—you're straightway |
dangerous— And handled with a Chain. (435) Watched over by an all-powerful
majority, the mind that transgresses the norms of reason comes under suspicion
and a ...
|“You thought my expressing my love for you was a homosexual advance? Not in |
any way should you ... “That may be apt, or not, but I assure you, Ted, that was
not my intent.” He fluffed up his pillow and ... Assent and you are sane. Demur,
you're straightway dangerous, and handled with a chain.'” I had to leave then, but
|'Tis the Majority In this, as all, prevail - Assent - and you are sane - Demur - you're |
straightway dangerous - And handled with a Chain. (Fr 620; 1863) Both "You're
right" and "Much madness" express the difficult choice faced by those who ...
|Assent, and you are sane; Demur, – you're straightway dangerous, And handled |
with a chain.' He slowclapped her. 'Very impressive, but perhaps wry would be a
better word than comical?' He leant forward in his chair. 'And I hope you ...