I Felt a Funeral in My Brain Analysis

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I felt a funeral in my brain

( Literary Analysis by Arya Alborzi Pour )

Form : This poem is consisted of five quatrains .

Rhyme Pattern : It follows the sequence of - a b c b d e f e g h I h j k l k m n o p -

An extended visual-Imagery can be found throughout this poem due to the fact that a funeral service can be pictured in mind while reading this poem.

I felt a funeral in my brain,
        And mourners, to and fro,
Kept treading, treading, till it seemed
        That sense was breaking through. 4

Alliteration : The words "felt" & "funeral" ( line 1) and "treading" , "treading" & "till" (line 3) suggest that there's alliteration of /f/ & /s/ in this stanza.

Imagery: The word "treading" can be considered as a kinesthetic-imagery and also at the same time it can be mentioned as a auditory imagery .

Rhyming words are "fro" & "through" .

And when they all were seated,
        A service like a drum
Kept beating, beating, till I thought 
        My mind was going numb. 8

Alliteration : The words "when" & "were" ( line 5) , "beating" & "beating" (line 7) and "Mind" & "My" ( line 8 ) indicate the alliteration of /w/ , /b/ & /m/ in this stanza .

Imagery : The words "drum" & "beating" are considered to form an auditory Imagery .

And then I heard them lift a box,
        And creak across my soul
With those same boots of lead,
        Then space began to toll 12

Imagery : In this stanza , The words "heard" , "creak" and "toll" indicate a auditory Imagery.

Rhyming words "soul" & "toll" .

As all the heavens were a bell,
        And Being but an ear,
And I and silence some strange race, 
        Wrecked, solitary, here. 16

Alliteration : The words "being" & "but" (line 14) and "silence" , "strange" &...
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