Poetry Analysis Slide 2 * Ponder (think about) what you think the poem is about just from reading the title Slide 3 * Read the poem and put it in your own words. What was the poem about? Slide 4 * Look for examples of figurative language and the deeper meaning of the poem. For example, simile, metaphor, alliteration, personification, onomatopoeia, assonance, consonance, repetition, parallel structure, tone, feelings, etc. Slide 5 * Determine the authors and the speakers attitudes. (Comical, angry, regretful, sad, happy, determined, etc. Slide 6 * Locate the shift or shifts in the poem. This is where the attitude or action changes. For example, maybe someone dies, or a balloon bursts, or a baker drops a wedding cake hes just finished, etc. Slide 7 * Look at the title again and evaluate its true meaning. Does it mean something on an interpretive level? Slide 8 * What is the universal meaning of the poem? What does the author want you to realize about life?