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Analysis and comments on Much Madness is divinest Sense by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 31 of 61, added on October 27th, 2010 at 1:16 AM.
Demur from society

Dickinson is telling us that it is better to be masters of our own
decisions than to worry about what society accepts. "Madness" is the
demurring from society, rejecting their views and becoming "dangerous". To
"Assent" is to remain a quiet shadow, not to be bothered with.

megan
Comment 30 of 61, added on September 2nd, 2010 at 8:48 PM.
emily is fantastiv

this poem is basically saying that to be crazy is to be sane and to be sane
is to be crazy. to people with deceptive eyes the sanest ones are actually
the crazy ones. the majority who thinks of themselves as being sane are
really the crazyones.

daphnee paul from United States
Comment 29 of 61, added on September 2nd, 2010 at 8:48 PM.
emily is fantastiv

this poem is basically saying that to be crazy is to be sane and to be sane
is to be crazy. to people with deceptive eyes the sanest ones are actually
the crazy ones. the majority who thinks of themselves as being sane are
really the crazyones.

daphnee paul from United States
Comment 28 of 61, added on September 2nd, 2010 at 8:48 PM.
emily is fantastiv

this poem is basically saying that to be crazy is to be sane and to be sane
is to be crazy. to people with deceptive eyes the sanest ones are actually
the crazy ones. the majority who thinks of themselves as being sane are
really the crazyones.

daphnee paul from United States
Comment 27 of 61, added on September 2nd, 2010 at 8:48 PM.
emily is fantastiv

this poem is basically saying that to be crazy is to be sane and to be sane
is to be crazy. to people with deceptive eyes the sanest ones are actually
the crazy ones. the majority who thinks of themselves as being sane are
really the crazyones.

daphnee paul from United States
Comment 26 of 61, added on September 2nd, 2010 at 8:48 PM.
emily is fantastiv

this poem is basically saying that to be crazy is to be sane and to be sane
is to be crazy. to people with deceptive eyes the sanest ones are actually
the crazy ones. the majority who thinks of themselves as being sane are
really the crazyones.

daphnee paul from United States
Comment 25 of 61, added on September 2nd, 2010 at 8:48 PM.
emily is fantastiv

this poem is basically saying that to be crazy is to be sane and to be sane
is to be crazy. to people with deceptive eyes the sanest ones are actually
the crazy ones. the majority who thinks of themselves as being sane are
really the crazyones.

daphnee paul from United States
Comment 24 of 61, added on June 7th, 2010 at 11:58 PM.

to be great is to be misunderstood

lo pi from Belarus
Comment 23 of 61, added on September 7th, 2009 at 3:05 PM.

The poem is trying to say that you are like everyone else if you are assent
but if you choose to be the different one, demur, you are called
"dangerous."

hm from Pakistan
Comment 22 of 61, added on December 9th, 2007 at 9:41 AM.

hi i think that all of mad man are divinest signs. and thank you for this
poem my friend emily i love this poem because its reality and true.

sahel from Iran

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Information about Much Madness is divinest Sense

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 435. Much Madness is divinest Sense
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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Poem of the Day: Feb 21 2002


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