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|“Much. Madness. is. divinest. Sense”. (1863). (Fr. 620,. J. 435). Although the first |
line of this poem seems to raise the ... after it: Much Madness is divinest Sense—
To a discerning Eye— Much Sense—the starkest Madness— Note how sounds, ...
|Poems of Sadness, Madness, and Joy Liz Rosenberg, Deena November. |
CMUCH MADNESS IS DIVINEST SENSE" by Emily Dickinson Much Madness is
divinest Sense — To a discerning Eye — Much Sense — the starkest Madness —
|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
sane - Demur - you're straightway dangerous - And handled with a Chain -
|Emily Dickinson had her own formulation for those who would thus dismiss her : |
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
|For example, in Emily Dickinson's 'Much madness is divinest sense', which |
superficially has the line-end rhyme scheme xaxa xbxb, ... mainstream and
conventionalized rhyme of the even-numbered lines: Much madness is divinest
sense xx . . . x . x to a discerning eye . . . x . xoO much sense, the starkest
madness xx . x . x .
|She makes use of this reconstruction of "We" and "I" in "Much Madness is divinest |
Sense ^" (P435, MRED 680), where she ... they view themselves: Much Madness
is divinest Sense ^ To a discerning Eye - Much Sense - the starkest Madness ...
|1 Much madness is divinest sense Much sense the starkest madness In this, as |
all, prevails. Demur, you're straightway dangerous. II To a discerning eye Tis the
majority Assent, and you are sane; And handled with a chain. These two versions
|Much madness is divinest Sense — To a discerning Eye — Much Sense — the |
starkest Madness — Tis the Majority In this, as All, prevail — 5 Assent — and you
are sane — Demur — you're straightway dangerous — And handled with a chain
|Emily Dickinson Mabel Loomis Todd, Thomas Wentworth Higginson. XI. UCH |
madness is divinest sense To a discerning eye ; Much sense the starkest
madness. 'T is the majority In this, as all, prevails. Assent, and you are sane ;
|Let's consider a short poem to see how she operates within the affirming limits of |
poetry to find a kind of eerie freedom: Much Madness is divinest Sense— To a
discerning Eye— Much Sense—the starkest Madness— 'Tis the Majority In this, ...