Opinion is a flitting thing,
But Truth, outlasts the Sun —
If then we cannot own them both —
Possess the oldest one —

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem Opinion is a flitting thing,

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  1. Rodney Alan Leyda says:

    In this current phase of human evolution, this poem could be a very simple guide for quieting the mind, deciding who to vote for, and a reminder that critical thinking is to be stressed above many other forms of thought patterns.
    Thank you, Emily!

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