Those little Anodynes

from Emily Dickinson (Ft. Parallel Octave) – The Heart asks Pleasure - first - (536) on Rap Genius

Meaning

Merriam-Webster defines “anodyne” as:

  1. A pain-killing drug or medicine.
  2. Something that alleviates a person’s mental distress.

Here Dickinson might be referring to literal painkillers like drink and drugs, or metaphorical ones: distractions, repression, etc.

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