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Poetry: Figurative Language

This literary lesson has students delving into Emily Dickinson's "The Moon was but a Chin of Gold" to find different types of figurative language. Writers will love sharpening reading comprehension skills with this poetry analysis activity.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify some of the different types of figurative language in poetry.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
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Introduction

(5 minutes)
The Moon was but a Chin of Gold
  • Introduce Emily Dickinson and give a quick history of her as a poet.

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Figurative Language

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Grade
fifth grade
Subject Reading & Writing