A happy lip — breaks sudden —
It doesn’t state you how
It contemplated — smiling —
Just consummated — now —
But this one, wears its merriment
So patient — like a pain —
Fresh gilded — to elude the eyes
Unqualified, to scan —

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem A happy lip — breaks sudden

1 Comment

  1. Kristina says:

    I believe that this poem is about a fake smile. It says to patient like a pain. When someone is faking a smile it can be painful. A fake smile is not really that sincere.

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