Poetry Analysis - "Peeling Back the Layers of a Poem"
This higher-level thinking activity emphasizes the importance analyzing the depth of a poem and includes a pre-reading activity.
This activity explores the following layers of the poem, "It's Hot in the City" by Peter West:
Layer Two: Sound Devices
Layer Three: Figurative Language
Layer Four: Connotative Diction
Layer Five: Contrast
Layer Six: Shift