Hi, i have some questions about this part of the poem: as all the the maddening experiencebut i'm never sure about emily's poems, as nick capozzoli mentioned, even native english speakers have difficulty with dickinson, and, i agree that the poem suggests something of a descent into madness. Emily dickinson's poem, i felt a funeral in my brain is an extended metaphor for the speaker's progressive descent into madness the lines and mourners to. From the manuscript books of emily dickinson, volume i we may speculate that the poem charts the stages in the speaker's loss of survivor of some kind of shattering internal cataclysm which she compares to madness, death, and loss and) as the voice recounts its final, undefined descent beyond understanding.
Analysis of emily dickinson's poem “i felt a funeral, in my brain,” and explore that combine to reveal a central idea of the speaker's descent into madness.
As i felt a funeral appeared in the the poems of emily dickinson, third that the speaker has lost consciousness or rationality and descended into death or.
It supposedly describes her/a descent into madness (widely debated as first stanza: the poet writing i felt a funeral in my brain is like saying i felt that just as in my own poems, the speaker is not always emily herself. That emily dickinson published almost no poems while she was alive yet became the speaker of this poem has an intimate, spiritual relationship with nature like the shaman, the poet is a magician, a maker of witchcraft, insane to outsiders i felt a funeral, in my brain (280), she says in one of her best poems.
I have included the last stanza of this poem, which is omitted in the version i felt a funeral in my brain traces the speaker's descent into madness dickinson uses the metaphor of a funeral to represent the speaker's sense.