The Poetry of Emily Dickinson: Biographical Criticism

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Analyze "Fame is the one that does not stay" by Emily Dickinson with the second of ten lessons in a poetry unit. After a discussion about fame and success, learners write about several paradoxes from "Success is counted sweetest." Then for homework, they think about the relationship between success and the social status of nineteenth century women, and they also read three additional poems.

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Pros

  • Addresses "Success is counted sweetest" which could be a good opportunity for a cross-curricular lesson on the Civil War
  • Provides most necessary materials
  • Accompanying essay is well-written and informative
Cons

  • Homework assignment calls for reading, but not any writing activity, making it difficult to assess the assignment