Emily Dickinson and Kate Chopin
Who's wearing the pants now?
Emily Dickinson and Kate Chopin were as different as they come:
- Dickinson wrote poetry while Kate Chopin spilled her ink in prose.
- Dickinson refused to publish her works, and Chopin published reams of hers in popular magazines like Vogue.
- Dickinson never married and Chopin was a bride at a young age.
But these women did have one thing in common: they couldn't wear pants.
Translation: being a woman in America in the 19th century wasn't a walk in the park, and in this course, we'll take a look at how these oh-so-different authors addressed that very issue.
- Microsoft Office, Google Docs, or another word processing program
- All other work can be done via the Internet.
- An understanding of basic poetry concepts like meter and rhyme (but we'll do a refresher, for sure)
- Some experience writing about both poetry and prose
Course BreakdownPurchase units individually
Unit 1. Emily Dickinson
This unit will start with a glimpse into the life of 19th-century women and will follow up with a look at some of Emily Dickinson's most famous poems, including "Hope is a thing with feathers," "I'm Nobody! Who are You?," "Heart! We will forget him!," and "Much Madness is divinest Sense." Yeah, there's a lot of death up in this unit.
- Course Length: 3 weeks
- Grade Levels: 11, 12, College
- Course Type: Short Course
Just what the heck is a Shmoop Online Course?
Common Core Standards
The following standards are covered in this course:CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.11-12.1