Poetry Analysis Sheet

Tasking class members to analyze a poem can strike fear into the hearts of many learners. Here's a worksheet that takes the mystery out of the process by providing questions about what to look for in the text and to the devices poets use to build meaning.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Model how to use the worksheet, and then as guided practice, have pairs use the questions on the worksheet to analyze a second poem
  • Either provide class members with a list of suggested poets and/or poems or brainstorm such lists
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires individual copies of the worksheet
  • Class members should have experience analyzing poetry
  • Although the worksheet could be used with any poetry, the resource specifies poems by a Latino poet
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information

  • Questions build from identifying concrete elements to more subjective features