I felt a funeral in my brain 340 by emily dickinson i felt a funeral in my brain and mourners to and fro kept treading treading till it seemed that sense was breaking through and when they all were seated a service like a drum kept beating beating till i thought . I felt a funeral in my brain traces the speakers descent into madness it is a terrifying poem for both the speaker and the reader the speaker experiences the loss of self in the chaos of the unconscious and the reader experiences the speakers descending madness and the horror most of us feel about going crazy. I felt a funeral is one of her most famous and also one of her darkest as with many of her poems no one is quite sure what its about clearly feeling a funeral in your brain is not a good thing. Like all of dickinsons poems i felt a funeral in my brain is condensed and packed with striking imagery and stunning ideas it is a terrifying poem as the speaker explores the idea of what it would feel like to be conscious after death. In i felt a funeral in my brain will walton shares averys story in a format that is totally original and a beautiful representation of teenagers inner emotional life this book is a poem a eulogy and also a work of short fiction that you will never forget
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