We outgrow love, like other things
And put it in the Drawer —
Till it an Antique fashion shows —
Like Costumes Grandsires wore.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem We outgrow love, like other things


  1. You didn’t finish your sentence buddy. I know this was from over 10 years ago, but maybe you should work on your grammar a little more.

  2. Amy says:

    Yes we do outgrow it when our hearts can no longer take the break it has brought.

  3. Donnie says:

    In this poem, Emily Dickinson compares love to clothes that you eventually,but they hold such sentimental value that you do not want to throw them out.

  4. meme says:

    in fact it is a so perfect poem and am studing dickenson now. i think that emily feels that she needs to renew her past experiences because she miss them.

  5. Breann says:

    i can also relate to this because i thought i was in love before but it really didn’t last that long, so maybe we can live without it. Love isn’t everything.

  6. Alex says:

    i outgrew love… so i can relate to this. great poem – alex ellis

  7. Lindsey says:

    Hi I love Emily Dickinson.


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