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Emily Dickinson - Her little Parasol to lift

Her little Parasol to lift
And once to let it down
Her whole Responsibility --
To imitate be Mine.

A Summer further I must wear,
Content if Nature's Drawer
Present me from sepulchral Crease
As blemishless, as Her.

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Her little Parasol to lift - Comments and Information

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 1038. Her little Parasol to lift
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Jan 6 2008

Comment 1 of 1, added on January 6th, 2008 at 6:28 PM.

Ms.Dickinson is one of the most enigmatic of poets for all time. Who is the "she" in this poem? What is the meaning of the parasol? I haven't researched her notes for a clue, but I think it is a symbol for the power to defend oneself against the elements of our human frailties. She is a girl, and she is a woman---strong in her fallability. Then, perhaps I am without a clue!

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