And then a Plank in Reason, broke
And I dropped down, and down –
And hit a World, at every plunge
And Finished knowing – then –

from Emily Dickinson – I felt a Funeral, in my Brain (280) on Rap Genius


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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