Day 2

Emily Dickinson's Collected Poems Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

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    In "Success is counted sweetest," the speaker uses several different metaphors to discuss how the value or importance of something can only be truly comprehended if someone does not have it. Is there anything in your life that you have felt that way about? What is it and what metaphor would you use to describe it? Explain how your metaphor would fit into the context of this poem.

    Students may respond in a variety of different ways to this question, with various experiences from their own lives and a many different metaphors to describe them, all of which would be good answers. Therefore, the primary focus of the discussion should be to encourage students to...

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