This In Emily Dickinson's Own Words: Letters and Poems lesson plan also includes:
Analyze the depth and beauty of American Literature by reading Emily Dickinson's letters and poems. The class analyzes Dickinson's poetic style and discusses Thomas Wentworth Higginson's editorial relationship with Dickinson. They pay close attention to the tensions in the poem "I Dwell in Possibility" and reflect upon the concept of artistic persona. The activity culminates in a written response to Wentworth's article.