Context: In this poem Emily Dickinson (1830-1866) once again expresses her bodily experiences into text. To be a product of her own time with Calvinism and Romanticism as mainstream ideas; this lady can be very down to earth and that’s what makes her special. This is how she choose to define a conflicting thought or idea. The lines has got some rhytm as well.
Themes: Thought, idea, mind, brain, split, dichotomy
I felt a cleaving in my mind
As if my brain had split;
I tried to match it,
seam by seam,
But could not make them fit.
The thought behind I strove to join
Unto the thought before,
But sequence ravelled out of reach
Like balls upon a floor.