Emily Dickinson On Drugs?


Emily Dickinson's poems often make me ponder her mental stability.
Sometimes I wonder if she was psychotic or on some kind of mind-altering
drugs. In Dickinson's poems "I felt a funeral in my brain," "My life closed
twice before its close," and "Because I could not stop for Death," we shall
see whether or not Mr. J's theory of her insanity stands true. In the
piece "I felt a funeral in my brain," she views her own funeral in her head.
At one point she thought, "My mind was going numb;" now I strongly believe
that one has to be on "crack" to write a line like this. "Then Space-began
to toll;" I don't believe Emily Dickinson graduated from the D.A.R.E.
program because normal, non-drug ...

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life. Once again, in her poem "Because I
could not stop for Death," Dickinson is writing about her death, only she's
talking in the past tense like she's already dead. Depression? Withdrawal?
Crack? Will someone please tell me what the hell is wrong with this woman?
This lady is obsessed with her own death; my suggestion to her is to get a
life before she really does die. Obviously Emily is on some kind of mind-
altering drugs. Otherwise, she would not be constantly writing about her
own death; she would be writing about trees and birds, love and ...

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