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How to Analyze a Poem

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  1. How to Analyze a Poem

  2. Copy the following poem in your notes. Beauty By E-Yeh_Shure’s Beauty is seen In the sunlight, The trees, the birds, Corn growing and people working Or dancing for their harvest Beauty is heard In the night. Wind sighing, rain falling, Or a singer chanting Anything in earnest. Beauty is in yourself. Good deeds, happy thoughts That repeat themselves In your dreams, In your work, And even in your rest.

  3. Read the title. Make a prediction about the subject of the poem. Beauty By E-Yeh_Shure’s Beauty is seen In the sunlight, The trees, the birds, Corn growing and people working Or dancing for their harvest Beauty is heard In the night. Wind sighing, rain falling, Or a singer chanting Anything in earnest. Beauty is in yourself. Good deeds, happy thoughts That repeat themselves In your dreams, In your work, And even in your rest.

  4. Read the poem all the way through. • Go back and write in your own words the meaning of each stanza. • Summarize the poem in your own words. • Beauty • By E-Yeh_Shure’s • Beauty is seen • In the sunlight, • The trees, the birds, • Corn growing and people working • Or dancing for their harvest • Beauty is heard • In the night. • Wind sighing, rain falling, • Or a singer chanting • Anything in earnest. • Beauty is in yourself. • Good deeds, happy thoughts • That repeat themselves • In your dreams, • In your work, • And even in your rest.

  5. Determine: Who is the audience for the poem? Who is the speaker of the poem? • Beauty • By E-Yeh_Shure’s • Beauty is seen • In the sunlight, • The trees, the birds, • Corn growing and people working • Or dancing for their harvest • Beauty is heard • In the night. • Wind sighing, rain falling, • Or a singer chanting • Anything in earnest. • Beauty is in yourself. • Good deeds, happy thoughts • That repeat themselves • In your dreams, • In your work, • And even in your rest.

  6. Beauty • By E-Yeh_Shure’s • Beauty is seen • In the sunlight, • The trees, the birds, • Corn growing and people working • Or dancing for their harvest • Beauty is heard • In the night. • Wind sighing, rain falling, • Or a singer chanting • Anything in earnest. • Beauty is in yourself. • Good deeds, happy thoughts • That repeat themselves • In your dreams, • In your work, • And even in your rest. Determine the theme of the poem. Remember the theme is message.

  7. Theme • Quote • “Beauty is all around you.” • Quote “Beauty is seen.” • Quote “Beauty is heard.”

  8. Theme • Beauty is all around you! • Sometimes you just have to look for it.

  9. Common Themes • The importance of family. • Friends depend on each other. • Man struggles against nature. • Man struggles against society. • Humans all have the same needs. • Crime does not pay. • Sacrifice brings rewards. • Love is the most important emotion of all.

  10. Assignment Choose a theme. Write a poem that is at least 3 stanzas long. Each stanza must have at least 4 lines. You will share your poem with a partner. You must each create the theme graphic organizer that determines the theme of each poem.