Because I Could Not Stop For Death by Emily Dickinson Lesson and Assignments
Teach Because I Could Not Stop For Death by Emily Dickinson with this ready-to-use teaching bundle that includes a presentation, poetry annotation assignment, analysis questions, symbolism assignment, answer keys, and creative writing. Because I Could Not Stop for Death personifies death and takes students on an eerie carriage ride from birth to passing. This makes a great Halloween poetry lesson, but it can be used at any time of the year!
➡️ A 30-slide Powerpoint presentation that will guide you through all elements of the lesson. The slideshow includes:
- Pre and post-reading discussion questions
- Biographical information on Emily Dickinson
- The full text of Because I Could Not Stop for Death by Emily Dickinson
- Answers to the My Last Duchess Analysis Questions resource for easy classroom review
- Detailed information on the various symbols used in the poem (carriage ride, school, fields of grain, setting sun, clothing, and house)
- Poetry analysis slides on poetic form (rhyme scheme and meter), personification, and irony.
➡️ Because I Could Not Stop for Death Annotation Assignment: Students will write a modern summary of the poem and record any thoughts they have on literary devices like theme, irony, metaphor, and tone. A detailed teacher answer key is also provided.
➡️ Because I Could Not Stop for Death Symbolism Assignment: Students will examine the various symbols used by Dickinson in the poem (carriage ride, school, fields of grain, setting sun, clothing, and house), and explain their meaning. A detailed teacher answer key is also provided.
➡️ Because I Could Not Stop for Death Comprehension Questions: This assignment has students answer 5 questions that requires them to go back to the poem for text evidence to support their responses. A detailed teacher answer key is provided.
➡️ Writing Death's Poem Creative Writing Assignment: Students will rewrite Because I Could Not Stop for Death by Emily Dickinson in a similar format but from the perspective of Death. They will think about how Death would feel about his journey and his thoughts on the speaker's life and incorporate poetic devices and imagery. A pre-writing graphic organizer is provided as well as a good copy page where they can pen their final poem.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This resource was a time saver for me as it covered one of Dickinson's poems that our textbook did not cover. It led the student through the poem requiring them to think about it without overwhelming them.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I used the questions as class discussion to help students understand the poem. They helped a lot with understanding and analyzing key parts of the poem.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This took my unit to another level. Thanks.
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