The Brain — is wider than the Sky —

The Brain — is wider than the Sky —
For — put them side by side —
The one the other will contain
With ease — and You — beside —

The Brain is deeper than the sea —
For — hold them — Blue to Blue —
The one the other will absorb —
As Sponges — Buckets — do —

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 —

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem The Brain — is wider than the Sky —


  1. Radha kamriya says:

    The poet here talks extensively on the theme of the superiority of the brain.
    The poem is in a formal pattern; it consists of iambicpentameter,with tetrameter used for the first and third lines of each stanza & trimeter used for the 2nd &4th lines,i.e.
    , , , ,
    The brain/ is wid/er than/ the sky

  2. msauge yakobo says:

    The poem shows the Beings brain capacity over the whole beings over the whole world.Blue to blue means that the bain is deeper than the depth from the innest sea to the sky.The brain has the control of all the existings,hence the brain has no boundaries of the doings.

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