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SLIM analysis of Poetry

This method is used to examine the TECHNIQUES used by a poet in writing poems. It is useful in understanding the use of language in the writing of poems.

Michael Togher

on 16 July 2013

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Transcript of SLIM analysis of Poetry

Poetry Technique
using the SLIMS method
How would you describe the poets use of words - vivid, striking, effective, colourless and predictable? Is the language appropriate to subject/theme? What effect does the language have?
Are there any striking examples of similes, metaphors, personifications or symbols in the poem? What is their effect?
Does the poem have a regular (slow or fast) rhythm? What is the effect of any rhythmic qualities?
How is the poem structured? Does it have stanzas with a regular number of lines, or any other interestingfeatures of structural design?
Does the poem have any significant sound features? Does the poem use onomatopoeia, alliteration, or assonance? Does the poem rhyme? What are the effects of these sound features to the poem as a whole?
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