Make poetry analysis fun for your students with these magnifying glasses! Students use them to examine the following poetic devices: diction, structure, sound devices, symbolism, figurative language, and theme. Then each student completes a poetry analysis web and writes a theme statement that identifies the complex meanings of the assigned poem.
Teachers can use these to differentiate instruction, design jigsaw activities, and encourage cooperative learning.
This 12-page document includes the following:
-nine magnifying glasses (including blank templates)
-poetry analysis web
-handouts with questions to guide students in their analyses
-poem "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost
-Example analysis web
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