How to Analyze a Poem

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A poetry analysis handout contains information about literal meanings, tone, title, structure, sound, rhythm, and other poetic devices. Use the handout as a support for assigning a literary analysis and watch learners demonstrate a bigger appreciation for poetic language.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have writers apply content within the handout by constructing a poetry explication 
  • Consider reviewing and assessing bolded vocabulary within the handout
Classroom Considerations

  • Make copies of the resource before class

  • Material for poetry analysis is straightforward and clear
  • Guiding questions within the resource provide a great model to educators for instructional time

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