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Analyzing Poetry

Analyzing Poetry

Author: Aaron Marvel

Poetry stands apart from all other types of literature.  Through the structure of a poem authors have an ability to express thoughts and emotions that other forms of literature struggle to express.  In this lesson you will learn to analyze a poem and then analyze one yourself.

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The following video will explain how to analyze a poem.  Take at least two pages of notes during this video.  When the speaker arrives at the poem, copy the poem down and take notes with her.  Turn all your notes in.

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Analyzing My City

Upload the document below and analyze the poem using the strategies you learned from the video. After analyzing the poem answer the following question.

1. How does the author feel about his city. Support your answer with evidence from the text. Remember to use the following structure when writing short answers.