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.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem Her little Parasol to lift

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  1. art chapman says:

    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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