An extra homeschool poem-of-the-week, from Emily Dickinson, for the Memorial Day weekend.
After a hundred years
Nobody knows the Place
Agony that enacted there
Motionless as Peace
Weeds triumphant ranged
Strangers strolled and spelled
At the lone Orthography
Of the Elder Dead
Winds of Summer Fields
Recollect the way —
Instinct picking up the Key
Dropped by memory —
For an exercise in imagination, give your students just the text of this poem, with no context, and see if they can figure out what kind of place Dickinson is describing.
What other wonderful words have you studied in your homeschool this Leo Term?
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