Emily Dickinson's Poems: Lesson for Kids


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When were most of Emily Dickinson's poems published?

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1. What was NOT a common theme of Emily Dickinson's poems?

2. About how many stanzas did most of Emily Dickinson's poems have?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet combo to determine what you understand about the poetry of Emily Dickinson. You will be quizzed on such things as the poetic structure Dickinson used and what she wrote about.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

When you use this quiz/worksheet assessment, you must be familiar with the following facts:

  • When many of Dickinson's poems were published
  • Common themes of Dickinson's poems
  • The number of stanzas found in many of these poems
  • What animal represents hope in Dickinson's 'Hope is the thing with feathers'
  • What many of Dickinson's poems did not have

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you understand the most important information from the lesson, such as themes Dickinson explored in her works and when her poems were published
  • Information recall - remember how many stanzas are in most of Dickinson's poems
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about 'Hope is the thing with feathers' and what many of Dickinson's poems did not have

Additional Learning

There is more information about this poet and her works in the lesson titled Emily Dickinson's Poems: Lesson for Kids. You will find:

  • What 'form' refers to in poetry
  • How Dickinson's poem 'Wild Nights' is interpreted
  • Actual lines from two of her poems