Hope is a Thing with Feathers Worksheet


Hope is a Thing with Feathers Worksheet
Name__________________________________________________Date______________________________Class Period_______________ “Hope” is the thing with feathers - (314)
“Hope” is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops - at all And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard And sore must be the storm That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm -
Paraphrasing here: I’ve heard it in the chillest land And on the strangest Sea Yet - never - in Extremity,
It asked a crumb - of me.
Step 1: Reading and asking initial questions 1. Read the poem slowly and carefully. 2. Write down any questions you have after your first reading here: Step 2: Define Metaphor What is a metaphor? Name__________________________________________________Date______________________________Class Period_______________ Step 3: Annotating a poem 1. Circle any words that you don’t know. Look them up in the dictionary and write down the definition near the word. 2. Write down in your own words what each line means on the left side of the poem. Try to figure out the metaphor for each line. 3. Write your personal response (whatever you thought of when you read the poem) below. Personal Response: Step 3: Think deeply Answer the following question in 5 or more sentences. What is Dickinson trying to say about hope by comparing it to a bird?