Emily Dickinson's circular yet tangential "logic" makes her poetry open to many re-readings and re-creations.

Coding up the 40,320 permutations of one of Dickinson's 8-line poems leverages a creative project for analytical insight. In this instance, we demonstrate that Dickinson's work formally carries out her statement that "success in circuit lies." The program will share one of the 8! permutations at a time.

This project was undertaken by a Proof School junior.


Emily Dickinson, "Tell all the truth but tell it slant —"