Name: ______________________ Date: __________ Class: __________
First, read the poem once to gain an overall impression.
Second, read the poem again and annotate the poem to grasp the poet’s
Third, underline any examples of imagery.
Fourth, circle examples of the author’s unique style.
Fifth, highlight examples of metaphor with a blue highlighter.
Sixth, highlight examples of simile with a pink highlighter.
Seventh, highlight examples of personification with an orange
Eighth, read the poem aloud to your partner.
Finally, write a two-three sentence summary of the poem.
When in the chronicle of wasted time I like…
I see descriptions of the fairest wights,
And beauty making beautiful old rhyme
In praise of ladies dead and lovely knights,
Then, in the blazon of sweet beauty's best, I think the author means…
Of hand, of foot, of lip, of eye, of brow,
I see their antique pen would have express'd
Even such a beauty as you master now.
So all their praises are but prophecies
Of this our time, all you prefiguring;
And, for they look'd but with divining eyes,
I still don’t get…
They had not skill enough your worth to sing:
For we, which now behold these present days,
Had eyes to wonder, but lack tongues to praise.
It bothers me when…
Summarize the Poem Here