Close Reading Exercise #1


1.      On your own, read the following poem and decide what it is about.

2.      Discuss and study the poem in your small group and come to a consensus as to what the poem is about and generate your explanation/proof of your interpretation to present to the class.



By Emily Dickinson


Where ships of purple gently toss 

On seas of daffodil, 

Fantastic sailors mingle, 

And then—the wharf is still.