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Analysis and comments on I felt a Cleaving in my Mind -- by Emily Dickinson

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Comment 8 of 88, added on September 30th, 2009 at 9:50 AM.

I think the poem is about one person that she knew was hurt or killed and
she can't think of how it would happen and she's greiving, but is trying to
pull herself together again, "I tried to match it-seam by seam"

Shelby from United States
Comment 7 of 88, added on September 30th, 2009 at 9:45 AM.

this is a cool poem.

kennedy from United States
Comment 6 of 88, added on July 17th, 2009 at 7:17 AM.

I have always loved the work of ED and this is my favourite. It appeals to
a lot of people because it is vague and can be interpreted in many ways. It
means to me that there is a decision to be made and there are many reasons
to opt either way but these thoughts don't help as the heart is being
pulled on and thinking doesn't help it just makes it worse.

Unkle from United Kingdom
Comment 5 of 88, added on January 17th, 2008 at 1:17 PM.

i believe the author in this poem is confused and trying to catch up with
the times through thought.

jarrett Parsell from United States
Comment 4 of 88, added on February 21st, 2006 at 5:43 PM.

now i can steal these concepts of which i would never grasp on my own and
get myself outta this shithole of failure im in at school. tahnx a bunches

Comment 3 of 88, added on November 30th, 2005 at 9:32 PM.

I think it's more about her finding out something terrible, rather than
physical pain. Something so horrible that she can't comprehend it...thus,
her mind "cleaving".

Comment 2 of 88, added on November 25th, 2005 at 3:56 PM.

Actually, the poem is about Emily experiencing physical pain - sounds like
a migrane (her head splitting). Then, afterwards, she finds she cannot
remember what her train of thought was, or piece thoughts together.

Mae from United States
Comment 1 of 88, added on January 30th, 2005 at 9:14 PM.

This poem is about how she can not connect one thought to another, "I tried
to match it-Seam by Seam- But could not make them fit."

emily from United States

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Information about I felt a Cleaving in my Mind --

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 937. I felt a Cleaving in my Mind --
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
Viewed: 18108 times
Poem of the Day: Mar 5 2003

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