Poems for study are:
'A Narrow Fellow in the Grass'
'A Word Dropped Careless on a Page'
'I Died for Beauty, But Was Scarce'
'I Gave Myself to Him'
'I Had Been Hungry All the Years'
'The Saddest Noise, The Sweetest Noise'
'This is My Letter to the World'
'What Mystery Pervades a Well'
The zip file of resources for the poems include:
1. Effective Summarisation
A work sheet for each poem that explores all aspects of the poem and allows students to organise their notes efficiently.
2. Exploring the Poem's Title
A mix and match style activity which unpacks the meaning behind each poem's title.
3. Features of Emily Dickinson's Life
Create your own headings to categorise the examples of Dickinson's biography or use the headings suggested. It's up to you!
Imagery and its thematic connections grid.
5. Poetry Comparison Based on HSC Feedback
A grid based worksheet which allows student to analyse two/three poems using the feedback suggested by examiners from the 2010 HSC exam.
6. Revision Questions
Need a rainy day revision task to help students prepare? Go no further than these questions to chew over.
7. Study notes for each of the 7 poems. (Doesn't include 'The Saddest Noise, The Sweetest Noise').
8. PowerPoint: I Had Been Hungry Close Analysis
Unpacks the poem verse by verse by getting students to answer a series of questions based on key lines from the poem.