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How to Read and Analyze a Poem (English III Reading)

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A poem is compressed speech, like a can of frozen juice with all the water pressed out. An interactive teaches users how to reconstitute the language, the structure, and the literary devices to appreciate all the subtleties the poet employs.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Although the resource may be used for remote learning, work through the Thomas Hardy poem in class, pausing to check for understanding, and then have learners work their the Giovanni independently
Classroom Considerations
  • Part of a series of 13 interactives designed for juniors but appropriate for all high schoolers
  • Users require access to devices with internet
Pros
  • The "Check for Understanding" link offers reasons why one answer is correct while the others are not
  • The resource offers a concrete, step-by-step process for poetry analysis
Cons
  • None
Common Core