Analyze How a Poet's Word Choices Contribute to the Poem's Overall Meaning

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Words carry baggage (denotation and connotation) that influence a reader's perception and response to a text. Analyzing how a poet's diction and syntax contribute to the meaning of a poem is the focus of a short video that examines Edna St. Vincent Millay's word choice in her poem "Sonnet VII." The video is part of a six-part series that uses Millay's sonnet as an anchor text. A great way to introduce close reading strategies.

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Pros

  • Begins with a review of previous videos
  • Process divided into easily manageable steps
  • Narrator models the process with highlighted text
Cons

  • Would work best if shown in sequence
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