Poetry Explication Unit - AP Literature

Poetry Explication Unit - AP Literature
Poetry Explication Unit - AP Literature
Poetry Explication Unit - AP Literature
Poetry Explication Unit - AP Literature
Poetry Explication Unit - AP Literature
Poetry Explication Unit - AP Literature
Poetry Explication Unit - AP Literature
Poetry Explication Unit - AP Literature
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One useful exercise for AP English Literature students is learning to explicate a poem. Poetry explications consist of breaking down a poem and analyzing all of its poetic elements to explain its theme and meaning. Two sample explications are included to assist you.

This short unit contains a guide to writing a poetry explication in both powerpoint and handout form, as well as a detailed rubric for grading explications. I've also included handouts for three suggested poems to study:

- "The Black Walnut Tree" by Mary Oliver

- "Musee des Beaux Arts" by W.H. Auden

- "To an Athlete Dying Young" by A.E. Housman

Each file in this resource is available in both PDF and Microsoft Office (Word and PowerPoint) and you are permitted to edit as needed.

By the way, individual poem studies are available for purchase each of these poems, if you wish to go through them as a whole class afterwards. Slideshow notes for these poems are not included in this resource, but can be purchased separately by clicking on the links above. A full Introduction to Poetry bundle is available, with these resources inside, if you want more inclusive materials.

This resource is included in my AP Lit Full Course Bundle!

Total Pages
16 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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