I teach seventh grade at Kennedy Middle School in Aiken, South Carolina. I teach on a block schedule. The subjects I teach are literature and language arts.
Lesson Title: Poets and Their Lives
The lesson that I am presenting on this web page is a lesson that presents background information on several different poets with links to some of their poems and biographies.
Emily Dickinson helped revolutionize the writing of poetry. Being a poet was her lifelong goal. Her education at Amherst Academy and Mount Holyoke Female Seminary served her well in her pursuit. Frequently, poems published in newspapers were the inspiration for her work, while her verse form came from the iambic meter of church hymns. When she died, she had written about 1,175 poems, but only seven had been published-anonymously. She was a private person.Her poetry testifies to the beauty she saw in life. Her themes evolved around immortality, nature, the inner self, beauty, love, and death. Dickinson was a poet several decades ahead of her time. Only after her death did she achieve fame.
Go to the title page.
Go to the links page to find out more information about Emily Dickinson.
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