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OCR Lit (first teaching Sept 2011): Emily Dickinson Activity Pack

A wide range of activities which provide structured progression through all 15 poems while drawing all assessment objective skills together in preparation for the exam.

Three clear sections help to consolidate students’ understanding and breathe new life into her work:

  1. Section One – Explores context, its relevance and how to write about it.
  2. Section Two – Thought-provoking questions and tasks on every poem within themed groupings.
    Tasks promote comparisons / contrasts and challenge thinking

    Useful poem specific exercises, especially comparisons with other poems. The challenges are interesting and would undoubtedly promote further thought.

    L Guy, English Teacher & Independent Reviewer
  3. Section Three – draws all skills and notes together for exam preparation – includes exam-style questions.

Also includes an AO checklist to ensure all are covered.

Poem Selection:

258 There’s a certain Slant of light
280 I felt a Funeral, in my Brain
328 A Bird came down the Walk –
341 After great pain, a formal feeling comes –
465 I heard a Fly buzz – when I died –
494 Going to Him! Happy letter!
501 This World is not Conclusion
510 It was not Death, for I stood up
670 One need not be a Chamber – to be Haunted –
712 Because I could not stop for Death –
721 Behind Me – dips Eternity –
754 My Life had stood – a Loaded Gun –
986 A narrow Fellow in the Grass
1100 The last Night that She lived
1400 What mystery pervades a well!