I felt a Funeral, in my Brain
I felt a Funeral, in my Brain Symbolism, Imagery, & Allegory
There’s more to a poem than meets the eye.
This poem is way more fun if you imagine there's really a funeral inside this woman's mind. A bunch of tiny people have crawled in through her ear and set up a tiny society for themselves – k...
Body, Mind, and Soul
Dickinson mixes references to physical, intellectual, and spiritual reality as if all three were really the same reality, after all. She seems to make no distinction between the "Brain" and the "Mi...
Usually, to "walk all over someone" is just a figure of speech, but the speaker of the poem is actually being walked on. In our reading of the poem, the speaker is represented as either being the w...
If this poem had a soundtrack, it would be a bunch of loud, percussive noises, crackling, and footsteps. The speaker seems to be someplace where she can't actually see the funeral take place. But s...
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