The Poetry of Emily Dickinson: The Speaker of a Poem

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How does a poet's voice influence the meaning and effect of a poem? Explore Emily Dickinson's distinctive voice in the third lesson of ten in a unit about her poetry. Readers discuss the imagery in several of her poems, and write about the presence of houses and nature. For homework, they read an article about Dickinson's poetry, and prepare for the next day's lesson by reading two additional poems.

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Pros

  • Thorough and balanced lesson; includes both group discussion and individual writing assignment
  • Includes most necessary materials
  • Vocabulary from the poems helps to clarify more difficult or dated terms
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