Hope Is the Thing with Feathers

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One of Emily Dickinson's most poignant works is the focus of a poetry analysis activity. After reading "Hope Is the Thing with Feathers," individuals answer ten multiple-choice and short-answer questions about the elements found throughout the poem.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the activity as an assessment during a poetry unit
  • Expand one of the short answer questions into a longer narrative essay
Classroom Considerations

  • Resource is designed for seventh graders, but would be effective in older grades as well
  • Packet is four pages long
Pros

  • Provides an answer key
  • Questions address a variety of comprehension and analysis skills
  • Introduces a famous and evocative poem to readers
Cons

  • None
Common Core