This template is a great tool for essay writing. I have used templates like these throughout my teaching career and see much success and improvement in my students' writing, confidence, and overall interest.
This template gives step-by-step instructions for how to write each part of an essay analyzing a poem. You as the teacher will need to offer guidance along the way as you set your expectations, but for most students, this template will make essay writing a no-brainer.
Prior knowledge of poetry terms and devices will be useful, as will an understanding of how to do a close reading of a poem. Additionally, a discussion of style and tone will be helpful, since a poetry analysis is, essentially a style analysis.
This template is useful for all skill levels. You will find that while some writers remain fairly basic in their ideas and expressions, others will soar as if it was this template they'd been missing their entire academic life.
This product also gives options for assigning and grading to make your life a little easier.