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278 resources with the keyterm poetry analysis

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Unknown Frost Poem Discovered

For Students 8th - 12th
What? A long-lost poem from Robert Frost? Introduce your class to a poem recently found and published from Robert Frost's personal collection. The lesson includes background information on the author, the poem itself, and a list of...
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Core Analysis Frame: Poetry

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Dig deep into any piece of poetry with a set of analysis questions. Ponder the content, form, and language of poetry and provide some question for critique. The first two pages include general questions, and the remainder of the document...
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TP-CASTT Practice

For Teachers 7th - 12th
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...
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George Gray: Edgar Lee Masters

For Students 9th - 12th
What image would you have carved on your tombstone? What idea would this image represent? What image would you select to represent a life with meaning? Ask your class members these questions after reading Edgar Lee Masters’ poem “George...
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"Your Son, Your Only One" - The Sacrifice of Isaac as a Motif in Holocaust Poetry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Class groups examine a series of poems that use Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice Isaac as a motif in Holocaust poetry. Included are questions, notes to the teacher, and bibliographical information on each poem. The activities could be...
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"She Walks in Beauty" Analysis

For Students 9th - 12th
Introduce your class to the poetry of Lord Byron. This poem, "She Walks in Beauty," is one of his most famous poems. Read through it on the first page, and then walk your class through an analysis using the second page. Readers discuss...
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"I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" by William Wordsworth

For Students 7th - 12th
Read William Wordsworth's "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" with your poetry enthusiasts. First, learners review seven literary terms (like quatrain, hyperbole, and alliteration), and then they read the poem at hand. Using the second page,...
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Lesson: Unfolding Water Lilies

For Teachers 6th - 12th
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...
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"Alone" Poem and Questions

For Students 7th - 12th
Everyone is alone at some point in their lives. Read the included poem and answer the questions provided. Eight questions help readers analyze the text; they look at structure, the theme of being alone, and any poetic devices the author...
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Lesson: That Long Jakes

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Cross-media analysis takes time and attention to detail. The class analyzes the painting Long Jakes and the poem "Backward Bill." They pay attention to the similarities and differences in each piece, looking for details that describe the...
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Lesson: Paul Chan: Tree of Life

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Paul Chan's work has been known to show the cycle of change. Learners explore the concept of change by analyzing his work and reading the poem "For Which it Stands." They consider symbolism, communication, art, and society as they use...
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Analyzing For Tone: AP Literature - DIDLS

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Help your poetry readers analyze for tone! This graphic organizer encourages learners to focus on diction, imagery, details, language, and syntax. It can be used with any poem, but consider reading a poem as a whole group and completing...
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Refugee Voices

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Foster empathy and expose your class to the hardships of refugees. First, learners listen to, read, and analyze the poem "Refugee Blues" by W.H. Auden. They then use this poem as a model for their own poem that uses voice, imagery, and...
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Poetry Reading: Analysis Worksheet

For Students 7th - 9th
Explore poetry by reading the poem "The Walloping Window Blind" by Charles E. Carryl, and completing an analysis with your class. The worksheet provides the entire poem, a graphic organizer to help with summarizing and paraphrasing, and...
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Become a Telescope: Poetry Analysis

For Students 6th - 9th
Designed to be used with any poem assigned, this activity encourages learners to "become a telescope." As they read, they record words or lines that appeal to them and the thoughts they have when they read them. Then, after they've read...
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Poems: "The Rabbit"

For Students 4th Standards
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,...
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Poetry Reading and Analysis Worksheet: The Raven

For Students 6th - 10th
"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...
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Two Sides of Every Story: Unit 1 Task 1

For Teachers 7th Standards
To learn how various authors choose to portray a single historical event from the Vietnam era, 7th graders create a poem. They read through various song lyrics and historical texts to pull out words that work to convey a specific meaning...
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Writing Poetry Like a Pro

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Upper elementary learners discover classic and contemporary poetry. They read several poems, discover the power of performing them, and analyze the different parts that make the poems work. At the end, they use what they learned to...
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Edward Lear, Limericks, and Nonsense

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Introduce your class to the delights of nonsense poetry and explore literary devices with the writing of Edward Lear. Learners identify rhyme and meter as well as figures of speech, alliteration, and onomatopoeia in "The Owl and the...
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The Poetry of Chinese Immigration

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Numerous people from China immigrated to the US during the era of industrialization and expansion. Provide your class with a glimpse into the life of a Chinese immigrant through the poetry they left behind. They then compose a poem of...
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A Sad Song about Greenwich Village: Poetry Analysis

For Students 6th - 8th
This is a nice worksheet for beginner poetry explicators. The poem, "A Sad Song about Greenwich Village" provides the avenue for exploring rhyme, paraphrasing, interesting diction, description, main idea, and title.
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Christmas Bells

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students read and analyze the anti-slavery poem, "Christmas Bells" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. They discuss the content and form of the poem, write an essay, write an original poem, examine how this anti-slavery poem was converted...
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Practical Criticism

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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...