An Interpretation of Emily Dickinson's Poem I Felt a Funeral in My Brain Emily Dickinson was a reclusive individual that was rarely seen by anyone outside of her immediate family and few close friends. This solitude emerges in her poetry in the form of doom and gloom depictions. Dickinson seems to have a fascination with death as if death is a friendly character rather than a horrible image. It has been stated that Dickinson's obsession with death was a sign to others around her and her readers that she was struggling internally. In the poem "I Felt a Funeral in My Brain" Dickinson seems to be describing a delusion of a person that is contemplating what will happen to him/her when he/she dies.
Her sanity... ... middle of paper ... ...mind will be peaceful once more as it has all of eternity to rest. In conclusion, "I Felt a Funeral in My Brain," by Emily Dickinson creates an illusion of a mind becoming unstable by expressing the speaker's pain, describing her irrationality, and the speaker tragically ending her existence. Throughout the poem, the speaker's feelings of grief and pain are evident. As a result of her pain and grief, it becomes obvious that the speaker must choose between a state of madness or a state of solitude. Due to her irrational state of mind, the speaker chooses to commit suicide as she feels that it is the only method for her to control her own destiny.
A feeling that is upon one where they are almost in a n unresponsive state. Death or life isn't mentioned in this first stanza but, as the poem continues one can infer that Dickinson is talking about life. “great pain” describes the feeling when one looses a loved one. Dickinson also writes about a “formal feeling” or the feeling after the death that one feels for the rest of their lives, like being incomplete. Dickinson continues and writes “The Nerves sit ceremonious like Tombs-” This means the behavior one might practice at a funeral which would relate to “Nerves” sitting ceremoniously.
In Bronte’s poem, Remembrance, the writer is reacting to the loss of an old friend, while Hardy’s poem, “Ah, Are You Digging on My Grave?,” is about someone who is already dead who lost all her friends, and The Darkling Thrush is about the loss of hope, so clearly, there are many differences in these poems, though they all have the same them of loss, and the response to it. In Bronte’s Poem, Remembrance, the young Emily Bronte has lost a good friend. This isn’t a recent loss. In fact, she has nearly forgotten about the friend whom she once had. There is, however, still a sadness in the back of her mind.
When Chopin was writing this short story back then marriage was not done for the mutual love for each other and that what it this seemed to be the situation she had in the story. Marriage back t... ... middle of paper ... ...e you would go into shock and that would stress out the heart. Unfortunately, mrs.mallards heart could not handle the shock. So she had died and also that is another point of view that could be taken from that story about her death. Alnemri 4 In conclusion, I believe that she had died of joy and that is what the narrator tried to portray to the reader.
Auden’s “Funeral Blues” is perceived through the eyes of the mourner. The tone is sad and the state of mind of the speaker is full of melancholy. Although the main theme of the poem is about death and the shattering impact it leaves on the survivors, there are secondary themes of love and the chaos that ensues in the life of the bereaved. In the first two stanzas, the speaker deals with the rituals of the funeral and wants the world to stand still because the world has stopped for him. The speaker wishes that all sounds be silenced and has a desire for time to stop.
The whole poem goes on referring to what I believe her to be talking about, is her own funeral. Reading only that poem alone would make Dickinson seem to be depressed, but I think it is more that she is scared senseless about her death. In the end of the poem she writes, “And the a Plank in Reason, broke,/ And I dropped down, and down-/ And hit a World, at every plunge,/ And finished knowing-then-” (Dickinson 176). Dickinson seems to be afraid of what will happen after death, and that when the end comes she expects it to be a horrible ending to what could have been a great life. Contrary to this however Dickinson may want to embrace death since it seems inevitable.
In Emily Dickinson’s “I Felt a Funeral, in my Brain,” the speaker expresses his/her collapse of his/her mental stability. The poem is set in the mind of the speaker, which serves as the location of the funeral, as described by the speaker. Dickinson’s use of style, rhythm, rhyme, and auditory imagery emphasizes the progressive deterioration of the speaker’s rationality of sense. The poem opens, “I Felt a Funeral, in my Brain/And Mourners to and fro,” the poetess uses capitalization to highlight the speaker’s tactile feelings or something peculiar (1-2). The capitalization of “Funeral” and “Brain” is significant for there is death physically occurring inside the speaker (1).
You have to regulate your beliefs, as Dickinson concludes. The time after a death is when you must make yourself believe that person is really gone. Although Dickinson addresses death, one of her prevalent themes, in this poem, she does it very differently. This poem describes the death of a loved one and the grief that ensues, something that many people experience sometime in their life. In other poems when Dickinson speaks of death it is about her own death or Death as a figure who has its own personality because she was quite intrigued by it.
I believe that grieving is indeed important and Faulkner shows why through Miss Emily’s experiences with the deaths of her loved ones and the rapid decline of her mental state. Miss Emily decides to feel nothing and be in denial when ...