Analysis Of I Felt A Funeral In My Brain By Emily Dickinson

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Emily Dickinson, an American poet is known for displaying early poetry concepts of the 1800’s. She is acknowledged as a rather private poet, only publishing less than a dozen of her nearly eighteen hundred poems before her death in 1986 at the age of 56. She was born in Amherst, Massachusetts to a successful family of the decade. Dickinson’s work was usually altered remarkably to ‘fit in’ with the conventional poetic rules of the time period.

I chose Emily Dickinson as she is a complex poet and all her poems are all very personal and she writes very much from her personal experiences and the things she had personally overcome.

The poems Emily Dickinson wrote usually contained short lines, typically lacked a title, often used slant rhyme
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I think of it as a battle with mental illness. Emily Dickinson was believed to have epilepsy just like her nephew which could have influenced her writing in this poem. She was also said to endeavour pain in her eyes and was known for her agoraphobic tendencies, meaning she had a specific type of anxiety that made her feel unsafe in everyday situations. This along with everyday depression could assist in building the union of physical and mental illness, through the use of powerful verbs. This paired with her ‘plunge’ at the build up of the poem is used to signify the end of a constant battle within her …show more content…
She uses many of the same poetic devices in this poem as she does in a majority of her poems. This poem is composed of 3 stanzas all containing 4 lines per stanza. This is another poem that features no rhyming pattern and is included as part of her free verse literature. It is a lyric poem and focuses on the complexities behind human desire. This poem was not intended to be published as it gave her view on the fame she was seen to acquire. The poem uses the poetic devices of a metaphor giving the impression of only those who suffered defeat can understand success. The poem was published anonymously and featured consonance, assonance and emotive

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