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Walt Whitman/Emily Dickinson Project   Tags: emily_dickinson, romantic_poetry, walt_whitman  

Students will explore the romantic poetry of Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson by analyzing the classic poems and creating a multi-media presentation.
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Multi-Media Presentation Print Page


  • Glossary of Poetic Devices  
    Here you will find a glossary of poetic devices that are used to help analyze poetry.
  • Walt Whitman Archive  
    Here you will find CREDIBLE information about Walt Whitman. You can also download many pictures of Walt from this site.
  • Emily Dickinson Biography  
    Here you will find a biography of Emily Dickinson as well as some of her poetry.
  • Digital Backgrounds  
    These digital backgrounds are very unique. There are free public domain backgrounds to use in your PowerPoint presentation if you would like to.
  • American Romanticism  
    This is a comprehensive description of American Romanticism. LOOK AT BOTTOM OF PAGE FOR COMMON ROMANTIC THEMES!

Story Board

Use this story board to plan your PowerPoint presentation. Print as many pages as you need.


Project Description


After analyzing the poem and completing the Poetry Analysis Worksheet, it is time to think about creating the Multi-media PowerPoint presentation.  Finally, you will present your Multi-media PowerPoint to the class. Your job will be to effectively teach the other students in the class about your author, poem, and discuss how you arrived at a possible theme that the poem suggests.

PowerPoint Guidelines:

1. Slide show must be at least 15 slides and follow the guidelines for PowerPoint presentations.  

2. Slide show should contain properly cited graphics.

3. Slide show must include one embedded video.

4. One or two slides must include author biography pertinent to the understanding of the poem.

5. Over the course of the slide show, at least 6 poetic devices (a minimum of two of which have to be music devices) must be discussed. Remember to give direct examples from the poem and clearly explain each example. Be sure to include an explanation slide where you discuss the importance of the poetic device in the poem. Finally, discuss a theme that your group believes is suggested by the poem.  Give direct examples (lines from the poem) to explain your theory. You may want to check out the bottom part of this resource for common Romantic theme ideas!

6. The poem should be displayed in the earliest slides and should be read dramatically.

Hand-out Guidelines:

7. A class hand-out must also accompany the slide-show. The handout needs to include: author information, the poem, the devices taught and examples, and class participation. 


Sample Power Point

Here is a sample PowerPoint for Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself No. 6."  The video file slide is a "mock-up." Actual video won't play.


Sample Handout

Here is a sample Hand-out for Emily Dickinson's "Because I could not stop for Death."


PowerPoint Guidelines

Please view this slide show. Your PowerPoint presentation MUST conform to MOST of these guidelines.


Story Board

Use this story board to plan your PowerPoint presentation. Print as many pages as you need.


Sample Student Presentation Clips


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