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

List of Poems to Analyze

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

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