Much Madness is divinest Sense – / To a discerning Eye – / Much Sense – the starkest Madness – / `Tis the Majority / In this, as All, prevail – / Assent – and you are. In ‘Much Madness is divinest Sense’ (), a definition poem, Emily Dickinson criticizes society’s inability to accept rebellion, arguing that the majority is the side . Written in the 19th century, ‘Much Madness is Divinest Sense’ is an eight line poem that expresses the feelings of every individual who has at least once thought.

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Jan 02, F3RN books view quotes. They were muuch discovered until her demise, when her sister found out several books brimming with her poems. This is a fact known only by you and the person with ‘a discerning eye’ who can understand this real self in you. It can also be the anger and frustration of a weeping conscience bound by the chains of society that won’t let it breathe the air of freedom till it crumbles to dust.

Feb 19, Beth 1, books view quotes. Dec 08, Dec 06, It is the real you, in the ‘divinest sense’. Most of her work was not recognized at her time because of this reason, and the ones diciknson were heavily edited and altered to make it count under the conventional standards of poetry. Lisa 1, books view quotes.


Nov 24, The only confirmed photograph of Emily Dickinson circafrom a daguerreotype.

Cate 29 books view quotes. But if you dare to do the opposite, to demur, to rebel against the madness of the society, you will not just be rejected, or called insane, but ‘straightway’ be declared ‘dangerous’.

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Emily Dickinson and Much Madness is Divinest Sense

Summary and Analysis Hope is the Thing with Feathers: Summary and Analysis I’m Nobody! Carmen 3 books view quotes. Dec 10, Almost eighteen hundred poems were created by this secretive woman, but because her work was not published until after her death we can never truly know her emjly.

Much sense – the starkest madness As we continue to live in a society, it starts to expect a great deal of duty from us towards them. Julia 4, books view quotes.

Much Madness is Divinest Sense by Emily Dickinson: Summary and Critical Analysis

Dec 18, Nonetheless, it is believed that Dickinson kept in contact through letters with a circle of friends and extended family. Our actions and thinking are required to be in unison with that of the society.


To a sagacious and a discerning eye, madness is a kind of divine sense. The majority of average intelligence cannot even differentiate the mentally retarded and the genius.

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The madness of poets and philosophers is often described as divine frenzy. Terry 10, books view quotes. Aia books view quotes. Not only will we be declared crazy, but also considered a threat to the society. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Bianca books view quotes. May 25, Jun 02, Demur – you’re straightway dangerous But if at all, we protest against them, we will be subjected to betrayal of their sacred geometry of foolishness.

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