It was not death, for I stood up

1. I started Early – Took my Dog
by Emily Dickinson
I started Early – Took my Dog –
And visited the Sea –
The Mermaids in the Basement
Came out to look at me –
And Frigates – in the Upper Floor
Extended Hempen Hands –
Presuming Me to be a Mouse –
Aground – opon the Sands –
But no Man moved Me – till the Tide
Went past my simple Shoe –
And past my Apron – and my Belt
And past my Boddice – too –
And made as He would eat me up –
As wholly as a Dew
Opon a Dandelion's Sleeve –
And then – I started – too –
And He – He followed – close behind –
I felt His Silver Heel
Opon my Ancle – Then My Shoes
Would overflow with Pearl –
Until We met the Solid Town –
No One He seemed to know –
And bowing – with a Mighty look –
At me – The Sea withdrew –
2. Nature, the gentlest mother
How fair her conversation,
A summer afternoon,-Her household, her assembly;
And when the sun goes down
Her voice among the aisles
Incites the timid prayer
Of the minutest cricket,
The most unworthy flower.
When all the children sleep
She turns as long away
As will suffice to light her lamps;
Then, bending from the sky
With infinite affection
And infiniter care,
Her golden finger on her lip,
Wills silence everywhere.
3. Two Butterflies went out at Noon
by Emily Dickinson
Two Butterflies went out at Noon—
And waltzed above a Farm—
Then stepped straight through the Firmament
And rested on a Beam—
And then—together bore away
Upon a shining Sea—
Though never yet, in any Port—
Their coming mentioned—be—
If spoken by the distant Bird—
If met in Ether Sea
By Frigate, or by Merchantman—
No notice—was—to me—
Poetry Illustration Project:
1. _____Choose one poem from the list below.
2. _____Illustrate the poem by stanzas (“paragraphs”)
-Each Stanza should have its own illustration
3. _____Write each full stanza with each illustration
4. _____Footnote at least three (3) unknown or difficult words
Illustrations creatively explain stanzas
Each stanza is represented
Accurate quotation of full poem
Footnotes for difficult words (at least 3)
Attributes Poem to Poet
Name, Block, Date & Rubric Included