This week, we wrapped up our discussion of Dickinson's poem "I'm Nobody! Who are you?" Students discussed a focus question and then analyzed and wrote about the tone in the poem. Some students were able to start writing an original poem using a line from one of the poems we have studied.
To assist students in their discussion of tone, we examined a list of tone words. I encourage students to practice using some of these new vocabulary words in their other classes.
To demonstrate the performance side of poetry, we listened to a high school student perform another Dickinson poem "I felt a Funeral in my Brain."