- Year Published: 1896
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: United States of America
- Source: Dickenson, E. (1896). The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series Two.Boston, MA: Roberts Brothers.
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 6.6
- Word Count: 49
Dickinson, E. (1896). Life, Poem 33: The Duel. The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series Two (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved September 22, 2014, from
Dickinson, Emily. "Life, Poem 33: The Duel." The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series Two. Lit2Go Edition. 1896. Web. <>. September 22, 2014.
Emily Dickinson, "Life, Poem 33: The Duel," The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series Two, Lit2Go Edition, (1896), accessed September 22, 2014,.
I took my power in my hand.
And went against the world;
'T was not so much as David had,
But I was twice as bold.
I aimed my pebble, but myself
Was all the one that fell.
Was it Goliath was too large,
Or only I too small?