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  • The Life and Poetry of Emily Dickinson A life in Isolation
    • Aim: How can we appreciate the poetry of Emily Dickinson?
    • Do Now: “ Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door”
      • What does this quote mean to you
  • Emily Dickinson
    • Do you know who she is?
    • What do you know about her?
  • Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
    • Born in Massachusetts
    • Lived an introverted and reclusive life
    • Famous for her white cloth and reluctance to leave her room
    • Fewer than a dozen of her 18,000 poems were published during her lifetime
    • Topics such as death and immortality
    • It was after her death that her sister discovered most of her poems and got it published
  • I'm nobody, Who are you?
    • ・ What characteristics of Emily Dickinson are represented in the second stanza of the poem, I'm nobody, Who are you??
    • I HAD no time to hate, because
    • The grave would hinder me,
    • And life was not so ample I
    • Could finish enmity.
    • N or had I time to love; but since
    • Some industry must be,
    • The little toil of love, I thought,
    • Was large enough for me.
    • MINE enemy is growing old,
    • I have at last revenge.
    • The palate of the hate departs;
    • If any would avenge,
    • L et him be quick, the viand flits,
    • It is a faded meat.
    • Anger as soon as fed is dead;
    • ‘ T is starving makes it fat.
  • Homework
    • Read the Poem: I would not stop for death.
    • What does this poem mean to you? What is Emily Dickinson trying to say?
    • Why does Dickinson change from past tense to present tense with the verb "feels" (line 2, stanza 6)? Does eternity have an end?
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