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Emily Dickinson


"There is No Frigate Like a Book" AK  - L6.7

      Interesting play on the S/V/C pattern in this short little poem should evoke some discussion in class, both about the syntax, and the meaning. [See the Analysis Key.) This is a short exercise, but the poem is rich. Two things to look at are the capitalization and the similes. Students might also be interested in discussing what the "Chariot" is. Last but not least, this poem could be a lead in to a short paper in which the students write about how a book or a poem has taken them somewhere.