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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 20 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 5 Views 5 Downloads
No Regrets: a Poetry Analysis
Students read a poem and use the TPCASTT strategy for analysis. In this poetry analysis instructional activity, 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
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
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 7 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
Reading Poetry: "love is a place" by E. E. Cummings
Show your class how to read, and analyze poetry through the rules of grammar as you explore “love is a place” by E.E. Cummings. Some might consider this plan overbearing and beating poetry to death, which might be true, if you do all of the activities.
6th - 10th Language Arts 223 Views 397 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Use this poetry analysis worksheet to help your learners understand a poem of their or your choosing. This resource asks class members to summarize the poem and analyze it by looking at voice, word choice, imagery, and theme. The worksheet is general, so it could be used for any poem.
10th - 12th Language Arts 10 Views 243 Downloads
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
Poetry Explication and Analysis Using "In Her Shoes"
High schoolers explore language arts by viewing movie clips in class. In this poetry analysis lesson, students view scenes from the movie "In Her Shoes" and define what poetry is. High schoolers read the poem "One Art" and identify its rhymes and poetic form.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 64 Downloads
Analyzing Poetry with TPCASTT
Middle schoolers read a poem and complete a TPCASTT chart. They make a prediction about the title (T) , paraphrase each line (P), identify poetic devices and nuances (C-connotation), explore mood and tone (A-attitude), point out shifts in content or style (S), evaluate the title after reading (T), and name what they believe is the theme or main idea of the poem.
6th - 8th Language Arts 26 Views 233 Downloads
The Impact of a Poem's Line Breaks: Enjambment and Gwendolyn Brooks' "We Real Cool"
Students analyze the Gwendolyn Brooks use of enjambment in her poem "We Real Cool." In this poetry analysis lesson, students define common poetic devices and the examples of enjambment in the poem. Students discuss the poem and write an analysis of the impact of line breaks in the poem examples.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 5 Views 11 Downloads
I Hear Poetry
Twelfth graders use song lyrics to complete a literary and stylistic analysis of poetry. For this poetry analysis lesson, 12th graders analyze poems without knowing they are songs and complete an organizer. Students listen to the songs and complete a group poetry analysis.
12th Language Arts 19 Views 69 Downloads
The Poet's Voice: Langston Hughes and You
Students analyze the use of voice in Langston Hughes' poetry. In this poetry analysis lesson, students define voice in poetry and write journal entries to develop their voice as writers. Students write a poem with a clear voice or write about one of the qualities of Langston Hughes' poetic voice.
7th - 9th Language Arts 29 Views 122 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