Emily Dickinson "A Day" Poem Analysis and Writing

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4th - 9th, Homeschool
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24 pages
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Your students will love analyzing this beautiful poem that describes the sunrise and sunset and then writing their own "I'll tell you..." poems.

Students analyze the poem "A Day" by Emily Dickinson and write their own companion poem. Students use literary analysis skills and examine the vivid details that make this poem so beautiful.

This resource includes:

✓ suggestions for teaching

✓ the poem (in the public domain)

✓ reflection questions for initial reading

✓ paraphrasing activity

✓ vocabulary

✓ comprehension questions

✓ literary analysis of figurative language, personification, metaphor, and rhythm, rhyme

✓ graphic organizer for student companion poem

✓ sensory & image word bank

✓ prewriting graphic organizer

✓ revision activity

✓ revision guided by the rubric

✓ proofreading check

✓ teacher rubric

✓ teacher checklist

✓ answer key

✓ sample student poem

Reasons to ♥ this resource:

✓ This poem is a wonderful gem! I love teaching Emily Dickinson's poems because students can understand and relate to them! Who hasn't been amazed by a beautiful sunrise or sunset?!

✓ Ready to use! Print and share with your students!

✓ By writing their own "companion" "I'll Tell You..." poems that follow the same format at the original, students dig deeper into the poem's construction, practice using figures of speech, and experiment with rhythm and rhyme.

✓ Great for literature centers, creative writing, gifted and talented, and even your sub tub.

✓ Step-by-step lesson makes it easy to teach poetry!

Looking for more easy poetry lessons to share with your students?

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Total Pages
24 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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