Poetry Analysis flow chart

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Poetry
Analysis
Step by
Step 3
Read a poem 2 or
3 times. Read it
aloud at least
once.
Each time you read a
poem you notice
different things
Paraphrase the
poem by stanza or
by line next to the
original text.
Determine the
meaning of
the title
Who?
What?
Answer the 5 W’s
Where?
Why?
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Identify and
define specific or
unusual words
Identify the theme,
message or topic.
What is the poet
trying to say?
Simile
Identify and
highlight examples
of literary
techniques.
When?
What is the point?
Metaphor
Imagery
Alliteration
Tone
Point of view
Personification
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