This Poetry analysis worksheet is perfect for your students to analyze any poem that they read! It forces students to take a closer look at the poems they read and gain a deeper understanding of the author’s use of poetry to communicate his/her ideas.
Concepts included on the worksheet:
1. Summarizing literal meaning
2. Determining poetic form
3. Identifying rhyme scheme
4. Identifying sensory images
5. Determining types of rhyme (internal vs. end rhyme, exact,
6. Identifying literary devices (similes, metaphors, alliteration,
onomatopoeia, repetition, allusions, symbolism, hyperbole,
7. Determining the theme of the poem
8. Giving a personal response
This worksheet can be used in a whole class discussion of a poem or on an individual level. Keep a stack of these worksheets in a literacy center along with a copy of different grade level appropriate poems for students to read and interact with during workshop or as an early finishers activity.
These are also great for a CLOSE reading activity! Read the poem the first time together to get the main “gist” of the poem. Then, work through the worksheet during a second read to dig deeper. There’s no need to create a separate sheet for each poem you read. It’s all here!
Check out these other poetry resources for your class:
1. Emily Dickinson Author Study and Poetry Analysis Pack
2. Poetry Response Menu
3. Poetry Form Anchor Charts
The Poetry Analysis Worksheet is created by Martha Hach from “The Owl Spot.” Your purchase entitles you to copy and use this for your single classroom. If you wish to share with another colleague, either purchase an additional license to share or direct others to my TpT store to purchase their own. You may not share, copy or upload to a shared server.
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Happy teaching! – Martha from "The Owl Spot"