This unit will walk students through a literary analysis of two poems, Emily Dickinson's "Because I could not stop for Death" and John Donne's "Death, be not proud." This unit will take approximately one and a half to two weeks, depending on the experience your students have with analyzing poetry, answering Common Core multiple choice questions, and the writing process. This unit starts with a Literary Analysis Performance Task (writing prompt) based on Common Core standards. It then breaks down the prompt into steps that require the students to complete activities to analyze and complete a close reading of each poem. It also includes multiple choice, multiple select and hot text practice common core questions for each poem. Finally, the students will return to the final performance task and write a response based on their analysis of the two poems. There are literary analysis graphic organizers, pre-write graphic organizers, outline frames, Common Core Multiple Choice questions with answer keys all included in this mini unit. Each step is clearly described and labeled with the Common Core standard that it assesses, making it easy to add the Common Core Standards to your lesson plans. There is a step by step lesson plan for teachers to follow and steps to post for the students as well. There is also a sample outline for a response to the final performance task. The steps used in this unit can be transferred to other poems or literary works as well.