Wordsworth's American Legacy: Nature and our Perceptions
Kind of Activity:
To synthesize our understanding of Wordsworth's themes by applying them to new poems.
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.2 ; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.2
Students should compare "My Heart Leaps Up When I Behold" with Dickinson's poem 273, "'Nature' is what we see--". Guiding questions to address include:
What is the view of nature expressed in each poem? How are the views the same and how are they different?
What does Emily Dickinson think is the relationship between nature and how we perceive it? How is it different...
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