Poetry Symbolism Worksheet

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					                                                         Name_______________
                                                         Period_____Date_____
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             Poetry Analysis Worksheet

Title of Poem____________________________________________

Author__________________________________________________

Five Important Facts About The Author:
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Literal Meaning
After you read the poem, what does the literal meaning seem to be?
What is happening in the poem?




Imagery
Pick out three uses of imagery and write them below (this will most
likely be a phrase or line from the poem), then explain what the poet
is trying to convey with this image.

1].   IMAGE:____________________________________________

      MEANING:_________________________________________

2].   IMAGE:____________________________________________

      MEANING:_________________________________________

3].   IMAGE:____________________________________________

      MEANING:_________________________________________
Lyric Qualities
Describe the sound of this poem. You will use terms like: internal
rhyme, rhyme scheme, alliteration, onomatopoeia, and repetition.
Find two specific lines or elements of the poem to discuss. List them
and then tell what you think they mean.
1]. Lyric Device:________________________________________
      Meaning:___________________________________________

2].   Lyric Device:________________________________________
      Meaning:___________________________________________

Figurative Meaning
Find at least two figurative devices and explain what they mean. You
are looking for terms like: simile, metaphor, allusion, symbolism and
personification.
1]. Figurative Device:____________________________________
      Meaning:___________________________________________

2].   Figurative Device:____________________________________
      Meaning:___________________________________________

Theme
What do you think is the message of this poem?



Why do you think this is the message? Give at least two reasons from
the poem—these should be answers you’ve already written on this
sheet




Personal Response
Did you like this poem? _________
Why/Why not?

				
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