Comment -190 of , added on March 3rd, 2009 at 12:59 PM.
This is one of the best poems that I have ever read!
Justin from United States
Comment -191 of , added on February 24th, 2009 at 3:40 PM.
I believe Emily is trying to show the importance of human beings, and what
power we have.
Lost1 from United States
Comment -192 of , added on January 7th, 2009 at 4:10 PM.
This Poem is a beautiful way to express how our brain works and how much it
can receive and also has no limit to fit information; just like the sky.
Even wider depending on how you utilize it. You can go into deeper details
on thoughts you have.
Bianca Jacquez from United States
Comment -193 of , added on December 3rd, 2008 at 2:48 PM.
She means that the mind(if used right)can be used for truly great things.
Dreams to fill the sky. Thoughts as deep as the ocean.
Shaun Cabler from United States
Comment -194 of , added on November 19th, 2008 at 10:13 AM.
i love this poem. I believe that the poem is showing an example of how
power the brain really holds.She has to believe the brain is a powerful
thing if she is going to compare it to god.
from United States
Comment -195 of , added on August 20th, 2008 at 8:52 PM.
My comments are specifically focused on the last part of the poem.
What I understand from "the brain is just the weight of God" is that we
have not limits in our thinking...we can create things and situations that
not really exists..... (It´s a kind of power, like the power of God)....
BUT ....There is something very important:
" Heft them -- Pound for Pound
And THEY WILL DIFFER-- if they do –
AS SYLLABLE FROM SOUND -- "
Obviously they (Brain and God´s power) will differ, because brain´s power
isn´t effective if we don´t do what we have think....
..AS SYLLABLE FROM SOUND.... (For me a syllable isn´t effective if we don´t
pronounce it aloud....and giving SOUND as a result ).
It´s like theory and practising..... It´s the same!!!
Comment -196 of , added on June 25th, 2008 at 2:17 PM.
How can the brain not exist and be wider than the sky and deeper than the
Mike Hunt from United States
Comment -197 of , added on March 7th, 2008 at 11:42 AM.
In the poem The Brain is Wider than the Sky, Emily Dickinson states that
no such thing as the brain. She wrote about how “The brain is wider than
sky”, and how “The brain is deeper than the ocean”. She says that the brain
wider than the sky because the brain is open to things and compared to the
brain is bigger. She also says that the brain is deeper than the ocean,
because the brain can absorb and can be open to new things and the brain
limits. Knowing that the sky and the ocean are the two biggest things on
atmosphere she says that he brain is wider and deeper. I think that she
no matter what, your brain is the biggest thing in the world and that the
no limits because is full of knowledge.
Estefania Rosas from United States
Comment -198 of , added on March 7th, 2008 at 11:35 AM.
In this poem Emily Dickinson is trying to show that the sky has no
limitations and compares that to your brain, being that there are no
limitations to what you can learn. As she describes “For—put them side by
side— The one the other will contain” they are just as equal. “The one the
other will absorb -- As Sponges -- Buckets -- do –” She is saying you can
absorb just as much as a sponge can. She also describes how you can hold up
to however much information you want, comparing that to the sea. Emily
expresses that the brain is a gift from God that we should use to our full
advantage we should not make a limit on what we are able to learn. As she
describes this she says that the brain is the weight of God, the weight is
used to symbolize the gift, and it should be used to your full advantage.
She also uses the sky to symbolize how the sky has to beginning nor ending,
so your mind should not either. This poem to me says a lot, because she is
trying to get across that we should use the gift that God provided for us,
and make no limitations to which we use it.
Comment -199 of , added on March 7th, 2008 at 11:32 AM.
In line one where it starts out with, “The Brian is wider than the sky” she
is explaining that the brain has so much knowledge and it is so much
brighter than the sky. The brain is so much wiser than the sky and the
brain has experience so much more than the sky. Line five “The Brain is
deeper than the sea” she means that you can dig so much in the brain it is
never ending on what that brain can hold. The sea you can only dig so deep
until you get to the bottom. She describes the brain as a “Sponge” because
the brain can absorb anything that you want to let in. “Syllable from
Sound” the syllable means that it is what makes the sound and how it is
played, the brain can be the same way with what you hear you can remember
in you brain what it reminds you of. The theme is how the brain can be
compared to so many things and still seems to outrun them.
Samantha from United States