Poetry Analysis

Gain greater insight into poems using a poetry analysis worksheet. Here, scholars follow steps and answer questions to dissect any poem. Topics include the poem's meaning, theme, technique, and structure, as well as personal thoughts and feelings. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Compare and contrast the analysis of the same poem between pupils and discuss their findings as a class
  • Allow class members to choose a poem to analyze and share the analysis with their peers 
Classroom Considerations

  • Copies are required
  • Provide more detailed instructions on the writing of the analytical essay portion at the end of the resource 
Pros

  • The general outline of this resource allows any poem to be analyzed using the same questions 
Cons

  • Space to write is limited