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

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Comment 24 of 724, added on February 15th, 2008 at 9:34 AM.

This time, this poem's message refers to how powerful the heart and the
mind truely are over nature. Very appalling to read about the mind. How the
human mind is '-wider than the Sky-' and that it is 'deeper than the sea-',
its like Dickinson is trying to say that the brain is more powerful than
nature itself- in other words, more powerful then God himself. Very strange
when Dickinson states:
"The Brain is just the weight of God-
For-Heft them-Pound for Pound-
And they will differ-if they do-
As Syllable from Sound-"
The brain is really weighed the same as the Lord God himself? Very strange,
but somewhat makes sense!

Patrick from United States
Comment 23 of 724, added on April 6th, 2007 at 11:06 PM.

The brain is very very gross and slimy and also gooey.

E. D. is kind of weird because her poems are weird.

MONICA from France
Comment 22 of 724, added on April 1st, 2006 at 10:09 PM.

Iam a writer of some poetry myself. But I just love all kind of poems. But
this one got a story behind it somewhere. And I am trying to write my own
conclusion. This particular one just stole my heart.

betty from United States
Comment 21 of 724, added on March 16th, 2006 at 8:25 AM.

Well the brain is wider than the sky and as deep as the sea have been
covered extensively and very well I might add. The brain is the weight of
god has been touched on but not near as much and I'd like to lend a few
ideas I had on the subject. One would be that since the soul has no weight
and is essentially the part of us that is closest to god the brain would be
the physical attribute he gifted us with, a mind, that can comprehend both
him and our world therefore it would be the weight of god. Another would be
that as in a few other poems she is questioning the existance of god. The
brain is the weight of god could also easily mean that he lives in our
brains and since we invented god than what created and houses him is him,
his weight if you will.

Rachel from Canada
Comment 20 of 724, added on January 31st, 2006 at 1:30 PM.

The brain could thik and be more braud.The brain could learn more and no
boundaries of learning new things.It is also the extinction of god.The
brain is just as serious as god.I honestly feel more that I shouldnt take
advantage of my brain anymore and try putting more effort into learning new
things.Because the brain is apart our whole life

monique hendrix from United States
Comment 19 of 724, added on January 30th, 2006 at 11:03 AM.

This poem was vey interesting. The poem the ability of what our brains are
capable of and that there are no limitations on what our minds can do. The
mind is a powerful thing and should be used at the maximum. The brain is
your stepping stone and without it you will be lost.

Cherell B. from United States
Comment 18 of 724, added on January 27th, 2006 at 2:28 PM.

The brain could think and be more braud. The brian could learn more have no
boundaries of learning new things. Your brain is the extinction of god. The
brain is just as serious as god. The poem is basically apart of your whole
life.

monique from United States
Comment 17 of 724, added on January 27th, 2006 at 2:22 PM.

This poem was a very interseting poem. This poem showed a great amount of
symbolism. The poem came to my attention by the great amount of comparison
between the sky and the brain. Yes they both are very complex pieces and
Emily showed in her writing the similarites between the two and which one
was a lead of the other. Emily is a great writer and i think she has
amazing pieces.

Brittany M Jackson from United States
Comment 16 of 724, added on January 27th, 2006 at 2:21 PM.

I think this poem is very deep. She is mostly talking about how your mind
can explore more than the places you can go physically, such as the sea or
the sky. Your brain can go into so many places if you could measure it, it
would go beyond the sky and deeper than the sea. so she goes to say "The
Brain is just the weight of God"..because God is the strongest we can
compare anything too, so thats as far as it can go. I believe this poem can
help us think different about ourselves and what we do.

Frank from Kenya
Comment 15 of 724, added on January 27th, 2006 at 2:10 PM.

This poem was extremely meaningful to me. Her use of symbolism and various
metaphors is spectacular. "The brain is deeper than the sea-For-Hold
them-Blue to blue-The one the other will absorb-As sponges-Buckets-Do-" She
is describing how the brain is unlimited and that there are no boundaries
as to how far it can take you. It is wonderful, and it really makes you
think.

Gabrielle 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
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Poem of the Day: Jun 24 2000


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