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Emily Dickinsons poem entitled I felt a Funeral in my Brain is directed towards a death in the speakers life This death could have been a romantic love that had left him or her behind It seems that they go through a type of struggle that is sort of bound to themThe first line of the poem is I felt a Funeral in my Brain This is the title of the piece because Dickinson did not title her work so when it was published the first line of each piece was used as the title This line describes a complete mess in the speakers mind This so-called funeral is just tearing them apart This funeral seems to be racing over and over in their mind As the piece continues there is talk about mourners going to and fro who are treading and treading It can be thought as these memories that are racing through their head Mourners are those who express their grief or sorrow So these mourners are the ones at the funeral Not saying that Dickinson is the speaker in this piece but who ever it is they have these thoughts pressed in their head And because of them their sorrow is showingThe next line states that the sense was breaking through Therefore it is all coming back to the poet This can allow the poet to know what is going on with them and maybe comprehend it as wellThe next stanza begins with them all being seated at this service like a drum So now all these mourners are at the funeral sitting in sorrow for the loss of someone obviously close to them This speaker describes the service to be like some kind of drum that keeps beating and beating until their mind goes numb I am guessing that memories are going over his or her mindThen the poet heard them lift a box This would be the pallbearers
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