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TPCASTT

A method for analyzing poetry and other written work.
by

Ryan Jones

on 9 September 2013

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Transcript of TPCASTT

Huh??
T-PCASTT?

This is a process to help you
organize your analysis
of poetry.
You will make a note sheet
that looks like
this…
Analyze the title first.

What do you predict this poem will be about?

Write down your predictions.

The next step is often omitted, but it is the most important!!!!
READ THE POEM
Paraphrasing is putting something in your own words.

After reading the poem, rewrite it in your own words.

This may be three sentences or a page, depending on the particular poem.
CONNOTATION:
Analyze the figures of speech and sound effects of the poem.

This includes the poetry vocabulary we have already studied.

These elements add to the meaning.
ATTITUDE:
Tone is the attitude of the speaker toward the subject of the poem
SHIFT:
If there is a change in…
Time
Tone
Speaker
This should always be noted as this also affects the meaning.
TITLE (AGAIN):
At this time, you should reconsider the title.
Were you right in your predictions?
What other meanings might the title have in light of your analysis?
Next, the biggie….
THEME:
As you already know, theme is the general insight into life conveyed by the author through his/her work.
a common thread or repeated idea

NOT moral or lesson!!

For Example:
Good vs. Evil
Hope
Perserverance
Paraphrase
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