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Genre Focus: Poetry Analysis Chart
Delve into poetry analysis with this two-page worksheet. The first page asks the reader to identify the title, speaker, rhythm, imagery, and any figures of speech. The second page is a little deeper: What is the mood? What kind of poem is it?
7th - 8th Language Arts 6 Views 602 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Acronyms can help learners remember facts and analyze poetry. This resource includes graphic organizers for TP-CASTT, SOAPS, SOAPSTone, and DIDLS. Class members can try out one or all of these strategies to assist with that difficult job of analyzing poetry.
7th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 6 Downloads
Comparative Close Reading Poetry Analysis: "All that lives must die..." - Shakespeare
Robert Frost's "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" and Emily Dickinson's "Because I could not stop for death . . ." are the focus of a series of close reading exercises that help learners develop their skill reading challenging text. Using the provided worksheets, groups highlight imagery in the poems in order to compare the attitude toward death expressed by the two poets.
11th - 12th Language Arts 31 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Designed
No Regrets: a Poetry Analysis
Students read a poem and use the TPCASTT strategy for analysis. For this poetry analysis lesson, students journal about their future goals and read John Updike's "Ex-Basketball Player." Students discuss the purpose of the poem and complete a TPCASTT graphic organizer.
10th - 12th Language Arts 19 Views 167 Downloads
In Emily Dickinson's Own Words: Letters and Poems
Analyze the depth and beauty of American Literature by reading Emily Dickinson's letters and poems. The class analyzes Dickinson's poetic style and discusses Thomas Wentworth Higginson's editorial relationship with Dickinson. They pay close attention to the tensions in the poem "I Dwell in Possibility" and reflect upon the concept of artistic persona.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 8 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Language and Composition Poetry Analysis Graphic Organizer
Read a poem, any poem, and use this graphic organizer for analysis. The resource consists of a questions about the poem's literal meaning, a grid for noting down and analyzing poetic devices, specific questions about tone and theme, and a list of common poetic devices, many with examples.
7th - 12th Language Arts 26 Views 26 Downloads
Extreme Poetry Vocabulary
Challenge your class with this comprehensive list of literary vocabulary words. Learners take a pre-test, look up definitions, come up with an example, and then take a post-test. You might use this prior to a unit about poetic devices in which you will delve more deeply into examples of usage.
12th Language Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
Poems: "The Rabbit"
In pairs or on their own, fourth graders read the poem, "The Rabbit." They then answer eight critical-analysis questions, requiring them to make inferences, and interpret the poem's meaning and use of language. The reading passage, analysis questions, and an answer key are included.
4th Language Arts 27 Views 211 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Whatif by Shel Silverstein
What a skillful way to incorporate Shel Silverstein, a wonderful author, into the classroom. Composed of three tasks, children are led through a series of text-dependent questions that force them to unveil the meaning of Silverstein's words, "WhatIf.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 82 Views 165 Downloads CCSS: Designed
How does one go about analyzing poetry? Distribute this poetry guide to help your middle and high schoolers analyze any poem they (or you) choose. Seven questions encourage readers to study the title, structure, meaning, literary devices, etc.
7th - 10th Language Arts 8 Views 82 Downloads
Lesson: Unfolding Water Lilies
Comparing two different artistic mediums can be a welcome challenge. Learners compare Monet's The Water Lily Pond to three nature-inspired poems. They consider how each art form is interrelated, descriptive, and expressive. They then write an original poem based on their examination of Monet's famous painting.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 20 Downloads
Producing Poetic Podcasts (Hey, That's Alliteration!)
Integrate technology into your English classroom by having your kids create podcasts that analyze poems. A list of suggested poetry is included, but any poem could work well with this assignment. The main focus lies in discussing the poem's theme, and a great graphic organizer is provided when you download the file entitled ProducingPoetryPodcast.
7th - 12th Language Arts 19 Views 33 Downloads
Poetry Reading and Analysis Worksheet: The Raven
"Quoth the Raven, Nevermore!" Analyze Edgar Allen Poe's quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore with this poetry analysis activity. After reading "The Raven" in the first few pages of the handout, learners choose six lines to paraphrase.
6th - 10th Language Arts 115 Views 1028 Downloads
Poetry Reading and Analysis: "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud"
Indulge your class in some classic iambic tetrameter with this poetry analysis activity on William Wordsworth's "I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud." The first page supplies the entire poem with space for annotation, and the last two pages prompt young poets to summarize and analyze the poetic devices.
7th - 9th Language Arts 28 Views 102 Downloads
Poetry Reading and Analysis Worksheet -
Inspire your young poets with this poetry analysis activity, which features James Weldon Johnson's "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing." The first page provides the entire poem, and the last two pages include activities for your class to summarize the poem and analyze Johnson's poetic devices.
7th - 9th Language Arts 19 Views 146 Downloads
Poetry Introduction: Reading Strategy and Response
Fifth graders analyze a poem. In this poetry analysis lesson students read a poem, analyze it, and write a response. They write about their own thoughts on the poem's meaning and any feelings they have about the poem.
5th Language Arts 13 Views 119 Downloads
TIME Magazine: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Use Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "The Village Blacksmith" to practice poetry analysis and comprehension with your middle schoolers. Three activities with three questions each guide young readers before the reading, during the reading, and after the reading.
7th - 9th Language Arts 10 Views 152 Downloads
As an introduction to literary criticism, class members recreate I.A. Richards' close reading experiment. Individuals select a poem, paraphrase the story, focus on the imagery used, consider what the imagery adds to the tale, and identify the feeling the poem creates in the reader.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Designed