Identify and explain the theme in the poem.
Read “Hope Is the Thing with Feathers” by Emily Dickinson. Which of the following BEST expresses the theme of this poem?
Hope is everywhere if you know where to look.
Hope is like a bird that comes and goes quickly.
You should always sing about hope to create more hope.
Hope can be found even in the darkest of circumstances.
Which line from the text best supports the theme you selected above?
“I've heard it in the chillest land
And on the strangest sea” (9–10)
“Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul” (1–2)
“And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird” (6–7)
“Yet, never, in Extremity,
It asked a crumb of me” (11–12)
Read “Caged Bird” by Maya Angelou.
But a BIRD that stalks down his narrow cage
Can seldom see through his bars of rage