Clara McLean English 4 NAME_________________________ Due Date_______________________ Spring 2012 Interpretation Grid: Poetry Assignment: Do a “close reading” of one of the poems selected in class, moving carefully through its sections to illuminate meanings (themes) beyond the literal level Paraphrase: Quote Key Words and Phrases: What’s the basic (literal) meaning? Which words/phrases are most interesting here? Why Are These Words Interesting? How do they help you understand the text as a whole? Definitions? Connotations? Associations? Image? Sound? Contrast? Tone? What do these words bring to your mind? What ideas here shed light on the meaning (themes) of the WHOLE poem? Explain.