Fantastic 10 page Poetry Analysis Packet. This packet uses contemporary surrealist poetry that is modern enough for students to relate to, but also challenging enough to get your students' mental gears grinding! No outside resources needed, it is all included in the packet! This packet comes as an editable word document. Thematically, the poems relate to themes of patriotic obligation, youth, nostalgia, and materialism. I use this packet in conjunction with Tim O'Briens The Things They Carried, but this packet can also stand alone. This packet includes:
- A glossary of poetic terms, divided into easy to access categories.
- The poem "Jet" by Tony Hoagland with 10 short response questions.
- The poem "America" by Tony Hoagland with 10 short response questions.
- Segmented questions requiring textual evidence identifying imagery, connotation, juxtaposition, rhythm/arrangement.
- Thesis building worksheet with supporting examples.