Portraits are to daily faces
As an Evening West,
To a fine, pedantic sunshine —
In a satin Vest!

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem Portraits are to daily faces

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  1. mrttreed says:

    I think she is comparing portraits being better than daily faces like the sunset being easier to look at than the overly bright sunshine (pedantic), but the face is natural and real and not strenuous( like posing for a portrait) like wearing a satin vest. So in reality the everyday natural face is better to have, in the moment.

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