EMILY DICKINSON "I FELT A FUNERAL, IN MY BRAIN" What did the author trying to say when she wrote "I felt A funeral, in my brain"?
Dickinson basically uses the metaphor of a funeral to describe the speaker's growing confusion as she loses mental control. The word "funeral," of course, has a strong connotation with the finality of death; as the speaker directly compares what is happening in her mind to a funeral, the reader understands that the speaker feels as though she is going crazy,...
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