Monk Talking to an Old Woman

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Monk Talking to Old Woman, Francisco de Goya, 1825
By GARY WHITTAKER
Much Madness Is Divinest Sense

By Emily Dickinson

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.

Editor's Note: Students were asked to match a poem of their choice with a painting of their choice. The relationship between the two shall be determined by the viewer/reader.

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