Poetry for Young People: Emily Dickinsonby Emily Dickinson, Chi Chung, Frances Schoonmaker Bolin
Features more than 35 of Dickinson’s best-loved poems, including “I’m nobody, who are you?” and “I started early, took my dog.” “Bolin’s four-page introduction describes and explains Emily Dickinson’s odd lifestyle and creative productivity...prettily colored watercolors.”—School Library Journal. “Footnotes glossing antiquated diction are well-handled.”—Washington Post.
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Book Review Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson For Kids In the book Emily Dickinson Poetry for Young People, Emily Dickinson writes a number of soothing and tribal poems all at the same time. I thought the book was interesting but not necessarily for kids. I think that a child reading her poems would get very confused. I also think that when long ago she was writing the poems she was not focusing on children reading them. I don¿t think Emily thought anyone would read her poems and that¿s why she wrote them in her room when no one was around. I even think some adults would not understand her true meaning of the poems. Although something I did like about this book was that at the bottom they would show definitions for some of the confusing words. Also, on poems where she was describing something, they would put that thing in parentheses upside down at the bottom of the page. An interesting thing about Emily Dickinson is that she does not title her poems. So whenever her poems are listed for people to read, they are listed by their first line though if I w as Emily I would just like to let them be. In one poem, Emily writes about death. To figure this out you would have to really pay attention when reading her poem. She writes about dieing unexpectedly and not being able to say goodbye. I often think about the same thing. I try not to think about it but just like Emily it is hard and I understand her pain. In another poem Emily writes a letter to March (the month). She talks about how she has been waiting for him and he left her all alone. She talks tohim as if he was an honored guest and she tells him to put his feet up as she gets a beverage. Later in the poem she hears April knocking at the door and locks it. She does not want April to come. I¿m guessing that March was Emily¿s favorite month and probably thought it went really fast. In one of her poems, which is my favorite, she describes the moon. She talks about her amber lips and the way she owns the universe as she looks down upon everything. I think it¿s a really beautiful poem and the kind of poetry I am interested in. It was really soothing and touching. So if you ever have the time, just try this book. Try it. Try any of her books! I guarantee you will be touched by her humor and stories.