My Life had stood – a Loaded Gun – Theme of Gender

In this poetry analysis instructional activity, students read a reflection on the conflict between male and female identities in Dickinson's "My Life had stood – a Loaded Gun kids then respond to questions about male and female dominance as they are portrayed in the poem. Finally, students debate a thesis statements about the male dominated society at the time poem was written and then debate a thesis statement about the power of the female speaker in the poem.

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9th - Higher Ed
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