I felt a Funeral, in my Brain PowerPoint Presentation

I felt a Funeral, in my Brain PowerPoint Presentation

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Emily Dickinson. I felt a Funeral, in my Brain. I felt a Funeral, in my Brain,. And Mourners to and fro. Kept treading - treading - till it seemed. That Sense was breaking through -. And when they all were seated,. ID: 564033

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I felt a Funeral, in my Brain

Emily Dickinson

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I felt a Funeral, in my Brain

I felt a Funeral, in my Brain,And Mourners to and froKept treading - treading - till it seemedThat Sense was breaking through -And when they all were seated,A Service, like a Drum -Kept beating - beating - till I thoughtMy mind was going numb - And then I heard them lift a BoxAnd creak across my SoulWith those same Boots of Lead, again,Then Space - began to toll,

As all the Heavens were a Bell,

And Being, but an Ear,

And I, and Silence, some strange Race,

Wrecked, solitary, here -

And then a Plank in Reason, broke,

And I dropped down, and down -

And hit a World, at every plunge,

And Finished knowing - then -

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Stanza One

I felt a Funeral, in my Brain,And Mourners to and froKept treading - treading - till it seemedThat Sense was breaking through -

Deeper Meaning:

The narrator might be feeling some sort of pain going on in their head whether it might be literal pain or have something going on in their life.

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Stanza Two

And when they all were seated,A Service, like a Drum -Kept beating - beating - till I thoughtMy mind was going numb -

Deeper Meaning:

Maybe the narrator's heart was beating or in pain causing her mind to be all over the place or could literally be “numb”.

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Stanza Three

And then I heard them lift a BoxAnd creak across my SoulWith those same Boots of Lead, again,Then Space - began to toll,

Deeper Meaning:

Something heavy resting upon her chest or “soul”, maybe the grasp of death. A lot of casualties or deaths.

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Stanza Four

As all the Heavens were a Bell,And Being, but an Ear,And I, and Silence, some strange Race,Wrecked, solitary, here -

Deeper Meaning:

Started to hear heaven like they were going there, but also felt like they were alone.

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Stanza Six

And then a Plank in Reason, broke,And I dropped down, and down -And hit a World, at every plunge,And Finished knowing - then -

Deeper Meaning:

Walking upon a thin line and it broke and they fell somewhere undetermined, maybe for the reader to conclude?

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The Ending

The reader must guess where the ending leads too…

The heaven of well-being

The hell of continued mental pain or suffering

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Scansion and Rhythms

- / - / - / - /

I felt a Funeral, in my Brain,

(Iambic Tetrameter)

- / - / - /

And Mourners to and fro

(Iambic Trimeter)

- / - / - / - /

Kept treading - treading - till it seemed

(Iambic Tetrameter)

- / - / - /

That Sense was breaking through -

(Iambic Trimeter)

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Scansion and Rhythms cont.

Every 1st and 3rd line in each stanza is Iambic Tetrameter

Every 2nd and 4th line in each stanza is Iambic Trimeter

Continues throughout the whole poem, no changes

Notice all the random capital letters

Rhyming in every paragraph but first and last

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The Major Themes or Ideas

The major meaning of this poem I believe is there is a blend between physical and mental pain and only you can decide or interpret what or how it will affect you.


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