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Analysis and comments on We outgrow love, like other things by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 6 of 16, added on October 27th, 2008 at 8:47 PM.

In this poem, I think Emily Dickinson is comparing the poem to clothes, and
is using the perspective of a person who does not believe in expressing
love all the time. "We outgrow love, like other things And put it in the
Drawer." this means that one gets tired of love and stows it away, just
like a person would if they had clothes that were too small or out of
fashion, but didn't have the heart to throw them out. "Till it an Antique
fashion shows Like Costumes Grandsires wore." This means that the person
would then express love again from time to time, like taking out clothes of
an antique fashion, to try them on again.

Sacha Gafinowitz from United States
Comment 5 of 16, added on October 20th, 2007 at 7:42 AM.

The poet tries to tell that as we experience and discover somethings, which
once seemed very unreachable, start to be an ordinary thing in time.
Dickinson uses the word "antique" not as a "priceless" but rather "an
ordinary" thing.

zuhal from Turkey
Comment 4 of 16, added on May 23rd, 2007 at 6:31 AM.

in fact it is a so perfect poem and am studing dickenson now. i think that
emily feels that she needs to renew her past experiences because she miss

meme from Saudi Arabia
Comment 3 of 16, added on February 17th, 2005 at 10:39 PM.

i can also relate to this because i thought i was in love before but it
really didn't last that long, so maybe we can live without it. Love isn't

Breann from United States
Comment 2 of 16, added on January 31st, 2005 at 11:50 AM.

i outgrew love... so i can relate to this. great poem - alex ellis

Alex from United States
Comment 1 of 16, added on January 31st, 2005 at 11:47 AM.

Hi I love Emily Dickinson.


Lindsey from United States

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 887. We outgrow love, like other things
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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