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Emily Dickinson's Simplicity of Language: "I heard a Fly Buzz--"

Unit 13: Literacy: Figurative Language in the Poetry of Whitman & Dickinson
Lesson 3 of 6

Objective: SWBAT interpret Emily Dickinson's use of figures of speech in context and analyze how these figures of speech contribute to the meaning and tone of the poem, "I Heard a Fly buzz--".

Big Idea: The stillness in the room was like the stillness in the air--Dickinson's simile sets the tone for the moment of death.

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