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Emily Dickinson - If this is "fading"

If this is "fading"
Oh let me immediately "fade"!
If this is "dying"
Bury me, in such a shroud of red!
If this is "sleep,"
On such a night
How proud to shut the eye!
Good Evening, gentle Fellow men!
Peacock presumes to die!

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If this is "fading" - Comments and Information

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 120. If this is "fading"
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955

Comment 6 of 6, added on August 6th, 2014 at 5:01 AM.

sbNxod Looking forward to reading more. Great article.Really thank you! Will read on...

crorkz from Egypt
Comment 5 of 6, added on January 26th, 2007 at 2:06 PM.

Very sad but good I loved it She inspires me to be a good poet

nicole from United States
Comment 4 of 6, added on September 11th, 2005 at 11:35 AM.

This poem is about dying and how it's better to go fast thatn to suffer and deal with pain. And emily shows great dignity when she talks about being proud to go and then following with a good bye. The line peacock presumes to die is a bit odd, unless your refering to your self as being the peacock, and wanting to leave and die.

Katherine from United States

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