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How does a person overcome adversity? That is the question class members ponder after a close reading of Emily Dickinson's "'Hope' is the thing with feathers."
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- Ask readers to replace the bird references with those of a much larger, stronger animal and then to consider how this change effects the meaning of the poem
- Use the resource to introduce a discussion of metaphor
- Additional scaffolding may be necessary for some class members to make connections to the discussion of overcoming adversity
- The resource packet includes the poem, an illustration, and discussion questions