Poetry Analysis RSFMTW 2 3 Poetry Analysis Read
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3 Poetry Analysis ■Read It. (Is it a poem or prose? ) ■Structure. (Meter/Rhyme Scheme/Type of Verse) ■Figures of Speech. (Note Technique) ■Main Idea. (What is happening in the poem? ) ■Theme. (What ties this poem to other poems? ) ■Word Choice. (Study connotations & tone. )
4 READ IT.
R-S-F-M-T-W 5 If there are stanzas comprised of verses, it’s a poem. If there are paragraphs comprised of sentences, it’s a prose-piece.
7 Meter Rhyme Scheme Verse
Meter R-S-F-M-T-W 8 ■Meter: the pattern of unstressed and stressed syllables in poetry. ■U=unstressed syllable ■/=stressed syllable ■U/= the iamb couple ■Sets of “U/”= iambic meter
R-S-F-M-T-W 9 ■Iambic Monometer ■Iambic Dimeter ■Iambic Trimeter ■Iambic Tetrameter ■Iambic Pentameter ■Iambic Hexameter ■Iambic Heptameter ■Iambic Octameter
Rhyme Scheme R-S-F-M-T-W 10 ■Masculine Rhyme: Direct Rhyme (Rhyming that ends with stressed syllables. ) ■Feminine Rhyme: Indirect Rhyme (Rhyming that ends with unstressed syllables. ) Types of Rhymes: ■Internal Rhyme: rhyme that occurs within a line. ■End Rhyme: rhyme that occurs at the end of a rhyme. ■Slant Rhyme: rhyme between similar sounds. ■Couplet: two successive lines that rhyme.
R-S-F-M-T-W 11 Verse ■Free Verse: INCONSISTENT METER | NO RHYME SCHEME ■Rhymed Verse: INCONSISTENT METER | RHYME SCHEME ■Blank Verse: IAMBIC METER | NO RHYME SCHEME ■Verse: IAMBIC METER | RHYME SCHEME
R-S-F-M-T-W 12 PRACTICE Read William Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 18”
13 Figures of Speech
15 Main Idea
R-S-F-M-T-W 16 Main Idea ■What is happening in the poem? What is the plot synopsis in one sentence?
R-S-F-M-T-W 18 Theme ■What is the recurrent element or category? ■What is the underlying meaning?
19 Word Choice
R-S-F-M-T-W 20 Word Choice ■Connotative Meaning= positive, negative, or neutral implications encompassing a word. ■How do these word choice shape the atmosphere of the poem? How does the word choice show the poet’s tone?
21 Remember Word Specific Analysis Make word webs to help identify tone.
23 Let’s Practice