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I felt a Funeral, in my Brain

I felt a Funeral, in my Brain


by Emily Dickinson

Analysis: Brain Snacks

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

Dickinson is often portrayed as a recluse who rarely visited people outside her house and only wore white dresses. In other words, she was "a lovelorn woman too fragile for the world." But many women writers have found her to be a feminist icon of inner strength and power. (Source)

Dickinson wrote over 1,150 letters. Many of them are literary works in and of themselves. ( Source)

Dickinson was something of a rebel. When she studied at an all-female seminary, she was the only student who wouldn't publicly declare her faith in Christ. (Source)

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