Poetic Analysis Worksheets To Print:
- This works with any poem of medium or large length. We run through a series of questions that gets to the bottom of your thoughts very quickly.
Looking Closely at Poetry
- At times we need to treat poems like stories. Who is the speaker addressing? What motivates the speaker?
- Can you see something when you read this poem? What are your thoughts on the conflict?
The Raven - The
classic work is broken to pieces. Is the raven a real creature or a symbol or something else? Explain.
A Noiseless Patient
Spider - What is going on in the first stanza of this poem? The speaker makes a comparison in the second stanza. What is the
- Discuss Lawson's use of language and dialect.
Make a Recording
- As you read the assignment, record at least four poetic devices
that you notice.
Nothing Gold Can
Stay - Identify the following poetic devices by writing down
the line in which they appear.
- Does the poet use particular words to evoke images or feelings
in the reader?
Line by Line
Analysis - On the back of this page, write a short paragraph
summarizing the poem, and explaining how the poet uses different poetic
devices to achieve his effect.
The Arrow and the
Song - A classic to be thought through. We put all those skill that you have learned to good use.
Poetry Map -
I have seen twenty page papers written on ten line poems. This provides you a quick way to outline them.
I Noticed That...
- A nice diagram to help you focus your train of thought on a work. As you read the assignment, record at least three poetic devices that you notice. Write an example
of each in the box.