I felt a Funeral, in my Brain
I felt a Funeral, in my Brain Themes
Little Words, Big Ideas
"I felt a Funeral, in my Brain," like many of the Dickinson's poems, deals with the subject of death. In particular, she likes to deal with the subject of the moment of death and burial. For exampl...
Versions of Reality
"I felt a Funeral, in my Brain" comes about as close to a dream as possible without the poet announcing, "This is a dream I had." The setting shifts with no warning, and the story of the funeral ha...
The suffering in "I felt a Funeral, in my Brain" is passive. The speaker doesn't seek out a traumatic experience or bring one upon itself. She seems to remain in the same location throughout the po...
You'd think that in a poem about a funeral, the dead person would do the haunting. But in "I felt a Funeral, in my Brain," religion – specifically New England Protestantism – does the h...
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