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No Regrets: a Poetry Analysis
Students read a poem and use the TPCASTT strategy for analysis. In 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 16 Views 165 Downloads
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 3 Views 3 Downloads
Poetry Explication and Analysis Using "In Her Shoes"
Pupils 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. Pupils read the poem "One Art" and identify its rhymes and poetic form.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 62 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 21 Views 23 Downloads
New Review 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 13 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 activity, 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. In 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
Young scholars analyze the use of voice in Langston Hughes' poetry. In this poetry analysis lesson plan, students define voice in poetry and write journal entries to develop their voice as writers. Young scholars write a poem with a clear voice or write about one of the qualities of Langston Hughes' poetic voice.
7th - 9th Language Arts 26 Views 120 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
Emulating Emily Dickinson: Poetry Writing
Students explore components of Emily Dickinson's poetry and practice their own poetry writing skills. In this poetry analysis activity, students recognize Emily Dickinson's poetry style and engage in textual analysis of the poem "There's a certain Slant of Light.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Emily Dickinson & Poetic Imagination: "Leap, plashless"
Students analyze the poems of Emily Dickinson and write their own nature poem. For this poetry analysis lesson, students read Dickinson poetry and analyze the use of imagery, sound, and metaphor. Students write their own nature poem using the style methods of Dickinson.
4th - 6th Language Arts 4 Views 25 Downloads
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 5 Views 601 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Charles Baudelaire: Poet Maudit - The Cursed Poet
Learners explore French and World Literature for the life and works of Charles Baudelaire. In this poetry analysis lesson plan, students relate to the Symbolist penchant for wallowing in themes of death and depravity as well as share the Symbolist view that no one understands the torture of what it is to be alone against the universe by reading his masterwork, Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Evil).
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Poems of Tennyson and Noyes: Pictures in Words
Learners analyze Lord Tennyson's "The Charge of the Light Brigade" and Alfred Noyes' "The Highwayman" as a study on figurative language. In this poetry analysis activity, students analyze the two poems for examples of alliteration, onomatopoeia, personification, metaphor, and simile.
7th - 9th Language Arts 9 Views 43 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 7 Views 81 Downloads
Poetry Analysis Worksheet
In this analysis of poetry worksheet, students answer several questions on the literary elements of poetry. Questions span dramatic situations, speaker of the poem, setting of the poem, the poem's theme, and any noticeable patterns in rhythm, rhyme, or word structure.
10th - 11th Language Arts 16 Views 138 Downloads