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The Poetry of Emily Dickinson

The Poetry of Emily Dickinson

by Emily Dickinson

I find ecstasy in living—the mere sense of living is joy enough.


Emily Dickinson, age 16 (Courtesy of Amherst College Archives and Special Collections)

Schedule/Lesson Plans

The following PDF contains a suggested teaching schedule for a 10 day class study of the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Adobe Acrobat Reader or another PDF viewing application is required to view this document.

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Some lesson plans reference an audio guide, which you can stream or download from the Media page.

Most poems cited in this guide are on the Poetry Foundation’s website. A biography and bibliography are also available there.

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