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

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Comment 3 of 83, 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 83, 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 83, 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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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: 15465 times
Poem of the Day: Mar 5 2003

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