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SIFTT through Poetry!

SIFTT through Poetry!


Using the acronym SIFTT, we will analyze poetry for symbolism, imagery, figurative language, tone, and determine theme. 

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Source: Ashleigh Hancock

SIFTT Practice using "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost

Using a document camera, I walked my students through the process of analyzing a poem using SIFTT. I allowed the students to work together with their partner for each letter first, then we came together as a class and analyzed each part wholly on the document camera, bringing their answers together collectively to create a fully annotated poem.