If this is “fading”
Oh let me immediately “fade”!
If this is “dying”
Bury me, in such a shroud of red!
If this is “sleep,”
On such a night
How proud to shut the eye!
Good Evening, gentle Fellow men!
Peacock presumes to die!

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem If this is “fading”


  1. nicole says:

    Very sad but good I loved it She inspires me to be a good poet

  2. Katherine says:

    This poem is about dying and how it’s better to go fast thatn to suffer and deal with pain. And emily shows great dignity when she talks about being proud to go and then following with a good bye. The line peacock presumes to die is a bit odd, unless your refering to your self as being the peacock, and wanting to leave and die.

  3. melinda says:

    emily dickinson really inspires me to be a great poet… her poems are awesome… i love her stuff.

  4. alekx says:

    this poem grabes my attention every time.
    i love it so much. i can relate to it most of the time, even though at the same time i cant.
    its just pure genious. Emily Dickenson is the greatest.

  5. Laura says:

    This poem is far supperior to all the other poems by Emily Dickinson. This poem is extroidinary!

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