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Poetry Analysis.  TPCASTT is a process to help you organize your analysis of poetry – any poem  You have the vocabulary for literary analysis, so now.

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1 Poetry Analysis

2  TPCASTT is a process to help you organize your analysis of poetry – any poem  You have the vocabulary for literary analysis, so now it is time to put it into practice!  Together we are going to analyze a poem using TPCASTT – grab your blank note sheet. Feel free to add the definition for TPCASTT as we go.

3  Analyze the title first  What do you predict this poem will be about?  Write down your predictions  We will reflect on the title again after we have read the poem.  The next step is often omitted, but it is the most important…

4 READ THE POEM

5  Remember that paraphrasing is putting something into your own words  After reading the poem, rewrite it in your own words  This may be three sentences or a page – it all depends on the particular poem

6  Remember that connotation is the feeling or emotion that we get from the words we read  Analyze the figures of speech and sound effect of the poem – These are the poetry literary devices we have defined  List the literary devices and phrases or lines from the poem Simile Metaphor Symbol Onomatopoeia Denotation/Connotation Assonance Consonance Hyperbole Tone Personification Alliteration Imagery

7  Attitude is just like Tone – which is the attitude of the speaker/writer toward the subject of the poem  How does the writer feel about the subject?  Happy  Sad  Excited  Depressed  Confused  Angry  Etc…

8  If there is a change in:  Time  Tone  Speaker This should always be noted, as this will also affect the meaning of the poem

9  At this time, reconsider the title:  Were you right in your predictions?  What other meanings might the title have in light of your analysis?

10  You already know what theme is – the general insight into life conveyed by the author through his or her work. It’s the big idea of the piece, that we can apply to our own lives.  Remember that one word does not create a theme – Love, Sadness, Peace, etc…  Write a theme statement – a sentence that states an idea that is true to life and the human condition.

11  With your TPCASTT completed you can provide an analysis of the poem. This may take the form of a paragraph, a discussion, answering questions in class…


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