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Analysis and comments on The Brain -- is wider than the Sky -- by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 88 of 738, added on December 11th, 2010 at 5:28 PM.
The Brain

Our minds can do great things!
I wonder if Dickinson ever thought that her poems would be so popular. I
wonder if she knew that someday students would have to read and write about
her poems. I wonder if she knew that one day would-be teachers would have
to write about her poem to pass state exams. I wonder if..."The Brain--is
wider than the Sky--" I wonder.

Lou from United States
Comment 87 of 738, added on December 11th, 2010 at 5:28 PM.
The Brain

Our minds can do great things!
I wonder if Dickinson ever thought that her poems would be so popular. I
wonder if she knew that someday students would have to read and write about
her poems. I wonder if she knew that one day would-be teachers would have
to write about her poem to pass state exams. I wonder if..."The Brain--is
wider than the Sky--" I wonder.

Lou from United States
Comment 86 of 738, added on July 22nd, 2010 at 4:06 PM.
The brain is wider than the sky

I believe the statement, 'the brain is the weight of God', defines the
whole poem, for the brain is that which conceiived God!!!

Gail Johnson from United States
Comment 85 of 738, added on October 7th, 2009 at 8:20 PM.

Emily Dickinson's poem about the brain being wider than the sky reminds me
of "fractals", which appear (?almost) limitless -- the structure appears to
remain constant with each successive power of magnification. She wrote
this poem at a time when we did not have the understanding brought by
Einstein's theories and to me this understanding represents the astonishing
way in which "insight" can arise separately from both by scientific enquiry
and from artistic inspiration.

Ham Zeh from Azerbaijan
Comment 84 of 738, added on June 7th, 2009 at 6:52 PM.

I like this poem very much, it is a perfect example of an irony. When she
said "The Brain Is wider than the Sky," this is an opposite meaning when
considering the morphologies of brain and sky hence there is a meaning
beneath the surface meaning of this poem and my predecessor had said it
all.

Shebna Osanmoh from United States
Comment 83 of 738, added on March 16th, 2009 at 8:14 PM.

I am reading this poem in school and CAN'T STAND IT! I don't understand
poetry & metaphors. I prefer straightforward and understandable philosophy.

Cain from United States
Comment 82 of 738, 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 81 of 738, 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 80 of 738, 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 79 of 738, 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

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Information about The Brain -- is wider than the Sky --

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 632. The Brain -- is wider than the Sky --
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
Viewed: 4591 times
Poem of the Day: Jun 24 2000


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