Are Friends Delight or Pain?
Could Bounty but remain
Riches were good —

But if they only stay
Ampler to fly away
Riches are sad.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem Are Friends Delight or Pain?


  1. Hannah and Amanda says:

    We belive this poem represent the “wealth” that everyone desires…riches= money, jewelery, but at the end none of that makes you happy cuz you die with nothing.

  2. brittney says:

    this is a wornderful poem

  3. Beth says:

    This poem is so sad for me, because I have known and lost so many friends. It is a simple yet poignant poem

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