Emily D.


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Emily D.

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