A Bird Came Down the Walk
"A Bird came down the Walk" is a short poem by Emily Dickinson (1830–1886) that tells of the poet's encounter with a worm-eating bird. The poem was first published in 1891 in the second collection of Dickinson's poems. Helen Vendler regards the poem as a "bizarre little narrative" but one that typifies many of Dickinson's best qualities. (From Wikipedia)
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A Bird came down the Walk, Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) was a very private, or reclusive poet. She is now one of the most famous poets of all time. You can read a short biography of her linked below. (This annotation contains a link)
In the highlighted lines, Dickinson uses ___________ to compare the bird's eyes to "frightened Beads."
In the highlighted lines, "silver" and "seam" are examples of ______________.
Groups of lines make up the structure of a poem. These groups are called
Who or what is the subject of this poem?
Think about how the poet describes the events in the poem. What is the mood, or general emotion of the text?
Dickinson is personifying the bird. Pay attention to the descriptions she uses that make the bird seem human.