por Emily Dickinson
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“Hope” is the thing with feathers - (254)
- Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) was a poet who wrote many poems that dealt with death. In this symbolism-filled poem, ““Hope” is the thing with feathers,” Dickinson symbolizes hope as a bird that prevails in a storm.Pair “‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers” with “The Railway Train” and ask students to compare these poems by the same author. How do they fair on subject matter or descriptive language?
Excerpt from Walden: “Where I Lived and What I Lived For”
- Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) was an American author, essayist, poet, abolitionist, and philosopher. He, along with Ralph Waldo Emerson and Margaret Fuller, was one of the major figures of the Transcendentalism movement. The text below is taken from his best known work, Walden, a reflection upon his two years spent living in the wilderness near Walden Pond in Massachusetts.Pair “Excerpt from Walden: ‘Where I Lived and What I Lived For’” with “The Railway Train” and ask students to discuss each author’s perspective on railroads.