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"Because I could not stop for Death" Free Lesson Plan

Help your students understand the difference between the literal and the allegorical with this lesson plan focusing on Emily Dickinson’s poem, “Because I could not stop for Death.” This plan incorporates handouts and discussion questions to explain the concepts of tone and meaning within the poem and the different ways these elements may be interpreted. By the end of the lesson, your students will be able to understand the possibility of multiple meanings within a text and know how to support these meanings using inferences and context.


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