Connie Willis made the same observation in the short story she 
contributed to the Martian Dispatches.  It is written as a pastiche of 
a thesis of how Emily Dickenson defeated the Martians by telling them 
to go away and leave her to rest in peace.  It should be required 
reading for anyone in tertiary education -- best use of footnotes this 
side of the Discworld.

- Andrew.

On Thu, 16 Oct 2008, Dirk Elzinga wrote:
> And quite of few of Emily Dickenson's poems can be sung to "The
> Yellow Rose of Texas," including this:
> Because I could not stop for Death,
> He kindly stopped for me;
> The carriage held but just ourselves
> And Immortality.
> ...
> I can't read Emily Dickenson anymore.
> On Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 11:04 AM, <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Completely off-topic:
> > I just realized that the poem "Gunga Din" by Kipling
> > can be sung to the music of Kid Rock's "All Summer
> > Long."
> > (Yes, I need to get a life.)
> > --Ph. D.

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