This poetry activity is intended to serve as an engaging classroom poetry analysis activity and/or quiz. The following activity focuses on the following state standards:
a. SW read and analyze poetry
b. SW understand the relevance of poetry in modern society
c. SW identify and analyze literary devices
I use this activity to primarily focus on symbolism, but I have added questions on metaphors, POV, tone, etc.
I teach ninth grade English in an urban high school (none of my students have EVER heard of Elton John), yet they love this activity! They even love the song when I play it for them!