Presentation on theme: "“This Is My Letter to the World” -Emily Dickinson"— Presentation transcript:
1“This Is My Letter to the World” -Emily Dickinson By: Caroline W, Julie K, Daniel T, and Cole K.
2This Is My Letter to the World That never wrote to me,The simple news that Nature told,With tender Majesty.Her message is committedTo hands I cannot see;For love of her, sweet countrymen,Judge tenderly of me!
3Analysis of PoemTitle: You can infer that she is writing this poem to everyone and everything in the world. It was meant to show others her true emotions.Stanzas:2 stanzas4 lines each8 lines total
4Words Committed: to give in trust or charge; consign. Tenderly: delicate, soft, or gentle.Majesty: supreme greatness or authority; sovereigntyCountrymen: a native or inhabitant of one's own country.
5Literary Elements Examples of literary elements in the poem are: SymbolismLetter- her recognition of her own isolation to the world.Simple news that Nature told- Change in Nature during the years of her isolation.Personification“Simple news that nature told with tender majesty”“Her message is committed to hands I cannot see”
6What’s going on?!Emily is trying to say she is secluded and the world doesn't reach out to her. She doesn't want to be judged harshly for separating herself from the world, she just wants to belong.
7Speaker and Mood Emily is speaking for herself. She’s speaking out to the world.Mood- loneliness, realization
8Rhyme Scheme ABABCBDB Slant Rhyme: World & Told. Rhythm- The rhyming gives it rhythm.
9Critical Thinking To whom is the letter addressed to? - The world What might the speaker be referring to with the words “my letter”?- Her only contact with the world.What “news” does the letter contain?- She does not want to be judged by her isolations.
10Critical thinking continued… What is the speakers relationship to nature?- She stays isolated and away from the ever-changing world.What plea does the speaker make in the second stanza?- She asks to not be judged by othersWhat does the fact that the world never wrote back suggest about the speaker?- Nobody knew who she was in her time, so no one could ever respond.
11Critical thinking continued… Why does Dickinson capitalize “Majesty” in line 4?- To point out the importance of nature’s ever-changing life.