In the Poem I felt a Funeral in my Brain, Emily Dickinson invisions death as an unknown tortuous experience. The first part that suggests that Emily Dickinson is suggesting the death is a unknown tortuous experience is the line “Kept beating – beating– till I thought My Mind was going Numb–” In this line the funeral service is being compared to a beating drum to the point of going numb and that is coming across as a tortuous experience. A part in the poem that sug...
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...ith a dash in another poem of hers as well titled, I Felt a Funeral in my Brain. This differs from all of Walt Whitman’s poems because he furmly believes in an afterlife with the poems, Vigil Strange I Kept on the Filed One Night, When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d, and A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim. Emily Dickinson also uses the idea that death is something everyone goes through. This is seen in her poems, Safe in their Alabaster Chambers, and Because I Could Not Stop for Death. Walt Whitman sees death as something that haunts a person and not as something this person should have had to go through at that point in time. This is seen in the poem As Toilsome I Wander’d Virginia’s Woods. Both Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman use death in their art but because of their own life experiences the results are different ways to look at death.
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