A few pointers in writing your poem analysis essay that can help you get started:
- Read through the poem several times and study each word carefully.
- How has the author used imagery, figurative language and other literary devices to develop this particular poem?
- What type of mood is the poet trying to convey through his/her writing?
- What is the overall mood of the poem?
Other Question and Answers that can be helpful for you
1. How to write a poem analysis?
Understanding the Elements of Poetry
- Elements of Poetry: Rhythm “Rhythm” refers to the lyrical, sonic qualities of the poem. How does the poem move and breathe; how does it feel on the tongue?
- Elements of Poetry: Form “Form” refers to the structure of the poem.
- Elements of Poetry: Literary Devices
2. How to effectively structure a poem?
- Look for the voice of the poem, and speak in that voice.
- Rap the poem. Some poems have a rhythm built into the words.
- Recite it with a friend. Many poems have more than one voice.
- Put on a play. If a poem tells a small story, you can perform it in much the same way that you can perform a play.
- Run around, wave your hands, say it like you mean it.
3. What is an example of structure in a poem?
What are the structural elements of a poem?
- Introduction to Form. Let’s begin with the superstructure of a poem, the form.
- Stanzas. You may have heard of the term stanza.
- Acrostics. Another type of poem is an acrostic, where the first letter of each line spells something.
- Alliteration, Assonance, Consonance, and Onomatopoeia.
4. What should a summary and analysis of a poem contain?
A summary and analysis of a poem contains the classification of the poem, such as epic, narrative or descriptive, the themes of the work and the literary devices used throughout. It also contains a discussion about the tone of the poem, the narrative perspective and a conclusion about the work as a whole.