32 National Poetry Month Lesson Plans

I'm not sure when National Poetry Month became a thing, but it is. And I'm glad. If you feel April is a great time for teaching poetry and you need some poetry lesson plans or poetry teaching ideas, you are in the right … [Read more...]

Emily Dickinson’s Love Poems: An Analysis of Emily Dickinson’s Poems about Love

I love football, chainsaws, boxing, dogs, and wrestling. I am, in short, a man's man. That doesn't mean, however, that I don't read and appreciate love poems by Emily Dickinson.Although there is no one meaning for most … [Read more...]

Emily Dickinson’s Death Poems: An Analysis of Emily Dickinson Poems about Death

One major theme in Emily Dickinson's poems is death. Here is a look at several Emily Dickinson's poems exploring death with my own analysis and commentary on specific poems. Don't forget to check out the Emily Dickinson … [Read more...]

Emily Dickinson’s Nature Poems: An Analysis of Selected Emily Dickinson Poems about Nature

I will attempt to explain Emily Dickinson's poems--her nature poems, not all of them, just a few. It is reasonable that you may have a conflicting interpretation. I'm OK with that. If you're going to complain, however, make … [Read more...]

An Analysis of Selected Emily Dickinson Poems

I've compiled an analysis of Emily Dickinson poems to help you get started teaching. Here's a link to some lesson ideas for teaching Emily Dickinson. Quick Lesson Plan Here’s a little something I threw together to make your … [Read more...]

Emily Dickinson Quotes: 6 Quotes from the Poems of Emily Dickinson

These quotes capture some of the major themes of Emily Dickinson's poetry.Emily Dickinson QuotesUse these quotes as part of your teaching and analysis of Emily Dickinson poetry.Poem: "A narrow fellow in … [Read more...]

“Wild Nights – Wild Nights!” A Poem by Emily Dickinson Lesson Plan for National Poetry Month

If your idea of a wild night involves reviewing poetry lesson plans, then get a life. If you need a quick poem that might grab the attention of teenagers and a nifty lesson plan to go with it, get this lesson … [Read more...]