TPCASTT Poetry Analysis Form Title: What predictions can you make from the title? What are your initial thoughts about the poem? Underline the rhyming words, if any, and identify if the rhymes are exact or slant. If there is end rhyme, identify the rhyme scheme. Paraphrase: Summarize each stanza of the poem. Connotation: What is the connotative meaning of the poem? Find examples of imagery, metaphors, similes, etc. and elaborate on their connotative meanings. Highlight the words and phrases that evoke powerful imagery and explain what the imagery is meant to show. Identify and discuss 3 additional poetic devices (use the poetry terms handout) in the poem. Put a checkmark above each example of a symbol you find. Attitude: What attitude does the poet have toward the subject of the poem? Identify the tone of the poem and write a sentence using the words and phrases from the poem that support your answer. Make sure you choose specific tone words. Shift: Is there a shift in the tone/attitude of the poem? Where is the shift? Be very specific and identify the kind of tone that the poem shifts FROM and the tone it shifts TO. Title: Revisit the title and explain any new insights it provides to the meaning of the poem. Did you correctly predict what the poem was going to be about? If not, why did you predict what you did and where did you realize the difference? Theme: What is the overall theme of the poem?