Emily Dickinson and Nature: Personifying the Seasons

Teach personification through the song “Dear March, Come In!”

By: Patricia Finn & Dr. Susan Key
Estimated Time: 40 Minutes
Specific Reccomendation: 3rd grade Language Arts

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Lesson Details


  • Define “personification”
  • Identify details of personification in “Dear March, Come In!”
  • Identify how the music of “Dear March, Come In!” supports the text
  • Learn about Emily Dickinson and her era
  • Write a poem personifying a chosen month

Common Core Standards:

  • RL.3.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from non-literal language
  • L.3.5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in word meanings

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