This is an assignment the helps students to analyze difficult poems. The Power Paragraph is a highly structured format for writing an analysis of a poem. The assignment gives students a step-by-step description of how to write a 6-8 sentence paragraph that identifies literary devices used within the poem and makes a connection between those devices and the theme of the poem.
This also includes a sample poetry paragraph for the poem "Dreams" by Langston Hughes.
MS and HS Poetry Power Paragraph with Example, For Analysis/Explication