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This literary analysis activity introduces students to the three steps of analyzing poetry: comprehension, identification, analysis. The document includes a teacher's rationale and notes, a group activity that scaffolds the skills for students in the analysis of three full poems, the three poems (Dream with in a Dream by Poe, Believe, Believe by Bob Kaufman, and Reckless Poem by Mary Oliver), an answer key, and a student example of completed work. This a great activity to use before analyzing a larger piece or writing about poetry, for it reinforces higher-order thinking and evidence seeking.