Emily Dickinson "I'm Nobody" Poem -- Poetry Analysis and Creative Writing

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My students liked this resource! It was challenging at times, but it was a great poem to start our poetry unit!
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Emily Dickinson's poem "I'm Nobody" is perfect for sharpening close-reading and literary analysis skills. But even better than that is knowing your students will connect with the poem, discuss it, and then write their own "I'm Somebody" poems.

What a perfect poem to share with our middle and high school students!

They can relate to this poem as easily as adults. Who hasn't felt like an outsider or "uncool" -- and to think this poem was written over 150 years ago!

What teachers are saying about this resource:

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  • "LOVED this lesson! Easily broke down the poetic elements for students who struggle when interpreting poetry. Thank you!"
  • "I got a lot of mileage out of the questions on this resource and the students' answers prompted a lot of meaningful discussion."
  • "I love the variation of activities! The rigor was perfect!"

What you'll get:

  • Print & Digital versions
  • the poem (in the public domain)
  • paraphrasing & vocabulary chart
  • analysis questions
  • figurative language analysis -- simile and imagery
  • structure analysis
  • discussion questions
  • poetry writing graphic organizers
  • poem "recipe" to guide them through writing their "I'm Somebody" poem
  • complete answer key (including a sample "I'm Somebody" poem)
  • editable rubric
  • fillable teacher checklist (makes grading so easy!)

Reasons to love this:

  • ready to teach! Print & digital -- perfect for any teaching format!
  • so accessible to students! They will "get" this poem!
  • perfect for your sub tub (even though you'll want to teach it yourself!)
  • pairs beautifully with other poems for National Poetry Month or any other time of year!
  • features a beautifully crafted poem that is timeless, clever, and ... funny!
  • And best of all -- your students will be writing an "I'm Somebody" poem affirming their value and talents ♥

If your students "don't like" poetry or struggle with understanding it, try this poem!

I'm so excited for you to teach this poem!

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Total Pages
70 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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