I Felt A Funeral In My Brain Poem Analysis

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Two elements that any good poet understands and uses well are imagery and figurative language. Both are used in poetry in order to aid the reader in the understanding of the purpose of the poem. “I felt a Funeral, in my Brain” by Emily Dickinson is a great example of the use of imagery in a poem. In contrast, “Metaphors” by Sylvia Plath uses figurative language to show the reader what the meaning of the poem is. The two elements are necessary for a poet to have in their arsenal of tools for writing. In the poem “I felt a Funeral, in my Brain” by Emily Dickinson, there are multiple uses of imagery to assist the audience in understanding exactly what is happening in the poem. The poem, itself, is describing to the reader what it would be like…show more content…
The first line in the excerpt compares the speaker to a loaf of bread that rises and grows. The second line continues the speaker’s attitude of making fun of herself. The third line, however, takes a big turn from the funny, teasing nature of the poem so far. The speaker now sees herself as a tool to use for someone else’s goal, a platform for others to use and stand upon, and something to produce meat and milk. The metaphors that the poet uses do not only show the reader that the speaker is pregnant, but they also show how the speaker feels about the pregnancy. Both imagery and figurative language are important to the portrayal of the purpose of poems for the audience. Some poems can use imagery and figurative language to do this; others use one or the other to accomplish the goal of the poet. “I felt a Funeral, in my Brain” uses mostly imagery to allow the readers to comprehend the full meaning of the poem. “Metaphors” uses a type of figurative language to show the reader the development of the speaker’s attitude and the purpose of the
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