Poetry Unit

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS
What is the purpose of poetry?
     How does a reader analyze a poem for understanding and meaning?
     How can we connect poetry to the world and our lives?
     How do words create visual images & meaning for the reader?

How are literary devices used to enhance poetry and its meaning?

What is the intended purpose of the speaker in a poem?

What is the tone? How is tone important?
     Why is diction important to understanding poetry?

How does the structure of a poem create or enhance meaning?

RESOURCES

Poetic Devices with Definitions
Example of TPCASTT Reading
Sample Poetry Markups
Poetry Essay Assignment
Sample Poetry Essay
Poetry Essay Rubric
List of Poems to Analyze

Different Ways to Analyze a Poem
Sample Poetry Work: My Papa’s Waltz

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