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Poetry for Young People: Emily Dickinson

by Emily Dickinson, Francis Schoonmaker Bolin

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A book of poetry for, well, young people. It's somewhat long, and the poems are more advanced than most I've seen for younger audiences, with some pretty large words and concepts. All in all though, it is a good book of poetry, just one I'd recommend to slightly older readers than what Shel Silverstein might require. ( )
  LisDavid15 | Jul 30, 2015 |
"An everywhere of silver, with ropes of sand, from keeping it from effacing, the track called land." This is just a snippet of a poem from this beautiful collaboration of poems from the late and great, Emily Dickinson. This is an amazing piece of poetry to have in the classroom, all focusing around the epic, haunting, and beautiful poetry from Emily Dickinson. With pictures and definitions at the bottom of the page for words that are not as common, this book brings poetry to children without taking away its immensity and beauty.
Genre: Poetry
  KaylaAnn715 | Apr 21, 2015 |
The genre of this book is poetry and is the work of the famous poet, Emily Dickinson. This book starts off with an introduction for the student’s of who Dickinson was during her life. From the way she lived her life and the fact that she wrote about the ordinary things in life and even death. It explains that she grew up very shy in an important family who was known by all in her town. Also, only six of her poems were published while she was living. The intro explains that she almost always wrote in rhyme or iambic meter. Another common trend is that most poems are in stanzas of four lines. This book contains 36 of Dickinson’s Poems that are illustrated with watercolor. Some of examples of the poems in this book are A word is dead, which is about looking at words as just the beginning. Also, In this short life, which is a question about the control we have in our life.
  kbuffum13 | Apr 11, 2015 |
Summary- A delightful nature theme ties this collection of poems together. The pictures go perfectly with each poem. Two poems that stood out to me were "The Pedigree of Honey" and "The Moon was but a Chin of Gold."
Personal Reaction: This is a great advanced poetry book for kids, perhaps around nine years old. There is a great introduction in the beginning of the book telling the reader a little background information on Emily Dickinson and her life. Also, I really liked that in each poem, any difficult words are written at the bottom of the page, along with their definitions. This is a great book for any young readers that are up for challenging themselves a bit.
Classroom Extension-Have kids pick out their favorite poem from this book and do their own illustration. What does this poem mean to you and how do you relate?
  sarah_desrosier | Nov 12, 2014 |
Poetry for Young People: Emily Dickenson has 36 poems in it. It provides a biography in the beginning and I liked that it also provided definitions to some words that may be difficult for some. The illustrations were beautiful and added to the poetry. It sometimes made it easier to understand the poems. I would be a little cautious of what some of the poems might mean but i would recommend this book to 3rd grade and up. ( )
  aloupe | Apr 22, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 043917872X, Paperback)

Journey into the world of Emily Dickinson where ordinary things and occurrences are filled with magical charm and graceful beauty.

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This is a collection of poems by Emily Dickinson, who used words to paint vivid pictures.

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