The Brain is Wider than the Sky Essay

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Mojocoa 1 Gabriel Mojocoa Professor Steve Ethridge ENC 1102 April 2, 2009 “The Brain is Wider Than the Sky” Some ancient Greek philosophers believed knowledge was the ultimate possession a person could obtain. The power of the mind is something that is inexplicable. How we all process things, how we can have emotions, how we can learn, and how we can handle situations in life. The simple idea of the power of knowledge is one that is astonishing and if a person truly sits down to think of it, it can be overwhelming. In the poem “the brain is wider than the sky” the message is short; it can’t be more than 12 lines. But who ever said big things only come in big packages? The power of the short poem is one that speaks considerable truth, and helps emphasize the importance of the mind. Before getting into the poem itself, it is good to understand a little background about the poem. The poem was written by Emily Dickinson and it was published in the year 1924. Emily Dickinson was an American poet who died in the year 1886. Now the dates are a bit confusing, but the reason why her poem was published about 40 years later, is because she was a private
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This note was uploaded on 12/16/2010 for the course ENC 1102 taught by Professor Barlow during the Spring '07 term at Valencia.

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