And then a Plank in Reason, broke
And I dropped down, and down –
And hit a World, at every plunge
And Finished knowing – then –
The speaker compares walking the plank and falling to her final descent (into madness? death?). By leaving the last line unfinished, Dickinson emphasizes the isolation of this final state.
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