Like her the Saints retire,
In their Chapeaux of fire,
Martial as she!

Like her the Evenings steal
Purple and Cochineal
After the Day!

“Departed” — both — they say!
i.e. gathered away,
Not found,

Argues the Aster still —
Reasons the Daffodil

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem Like her the Saints retire,


  1. frumpo says:

    Christians, like evenings and flowers, live again after dying.

  2. billy dunn says:

    i love the poem it is the best ever.

  3. Brittania says:

    Wow! Nice peom. I had to do an 8 page paper on Emily for my pschology class, because she had mental problems like bi polar disorder, agoraphobia, and schizptypy personality disorder. Who knew?

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