Students will analyze the meaning of Pushkin's poem by completing before, during, and after reading strategies with this ready to print poem analysis guide.
This handout includes the poem "I Have Visited Again," as well as 9 analysis activites.
This handout will ask you students to do an in-depth analysis of the poem and guide them through their learning of new poetry devices.
The handout will lead students through the following activities:
annotating the poem (circle difficult words and write synonyms, underline clear portions, highlight emotion provoking words, re-reading)
Writing about the poet's unique creation of verses, rhyme scheme, rhythm, and enjambment
Analysis questions: central idea, literary elements, author's attitude, text evidence, setting, shift, imagery, theme.
Extension question: consider the impact of setting and the Romantic period. Self-text connection.
Creating your own piece of prose of poetry while using the poem as a model.
a symbolism analysis tool
a context clue practice section
a glossary of poetic terms to help students complete the work
a historical biography of the author and questions that help students understand the connection between history and poetry interpretation,
This assignment is meant to be a hands on approach to teaching poetry for high school students. The poem is interesting to students and contains a lot of symbolism to analyze.