Poetry Analysis | Google

Poetry Analysis | Google


NEW RESOURCE! Bring classic poetry into your classroom. This poetry analysis resource includes poems, text-dependent analysis questions, and writing prompts perfect for printing and distance learning.

What is included?

1. 10 Classic Poems (Additional ones are added with the last three poems for compare and contrast)

2. 10 Questions Per Poem (Text-dependent analyis- See the different types of questions below)

3. 1 Writing Prompt Per Poem

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What formats are used?

1. Teacher PDF with how-tos, the google link, and answers.

2. Student PDF with poems, questions, and lines for answers.

3. Google Slides Version to type in the answers.

4. PowerPoint to type in the answers.

How can you use this resource?

1. Centers

2. Print off

3. Digital learning

How can you use the Google Version?

1. Click on the link provided and it will automatically ask you to create your own copy for google classroom or to send out to students via email.

2. Students then click on the link to create their own copy to fill in.

3. They can send it back to you or print.

What skills are covered?

1. Prediction

2. Comprehension/Context Clues

3. Title

4. Message/Theme/Lesson/Moral

5. Describe the narrator: Think about age, personality, interests, character traits etc.

6. Mood and Tone

7. Rhythm

8. Setting

9. Visualizing

10. Connection: Text-to-self, Text-to-text, Text-to-world

11. Compare and Contrast

12. Meter: For meter, if you haven’t introduced the types of meter, you can ask the students to count the iambs or syllables instead. I provided answers for all of them.

13. Make Inferences

14. Author’s Purpose

15. Lesson or moral

16. Type of Poem

17. Repetition

18. Verse

19. Structure

20. Figurative language/Words and Phrases








What Common Core Standards are covered?

RL 4.5: Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter)

Examples: Students refer to the structural elements (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) of Ernest Lawrence Thayer’s “Casey at the Bat” when analyzing the poem and contrasting the impact and differences of those elements to a prose summary of the poem.

RL5.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.

RL5.5: Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.

Examples: Students determine the meaning of the metaphor of a cat in Carl Sandburg’s poem “Fog” and contrast that figurative language to the meaning of the simile in William Blake’s “The Echoing Green.”


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