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Lydia Teo

on 14 August 2014

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Transcript of SPECS & SLIMS

Analysing Poetry

What to analyse?
How did you analyse the poem?
Did you look at the title?
What is the speaker doing?
Why did the poet use certain words?
Are you able to give a personal response?

Subject matter - what is the poem about?
Purpose - what is the poet's message?
Emotion - what emotion is conveyed in the poem?
Craft - anything special/interesting?
Summary - are you able to summarise the poem in your own words?

Look for meaning in order to appreciate the poem
1. Understand overall meaning
2. Close reading
3. Insight & response
Structure - form?
Language - anything interesting in the choice of words?
Imagery - literary devices?
Movement - pace of poem? effect?
Sounds - onomatopoeia?
In a Station of the Metro - Ezra Pound

The apparition of these faces in the crowd;
Petals on a wet, black bough.

sonnet? free verse? rhyme scheme
Those Winter Sundays - Robert Hayden
Sundays too my father got up early
and put his clothes on in the blueblack cold

Metaphor? Simile? Symbol?
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