Analysis of Poetry

What is the Speaker?

What is the Subject?

The subject is what the poem is about; there should be a clear difference from the theme. Ideally the subject is one word and can help to establish the authors name.

What is the Mood?

What is the Tone?

The tone is the attitude the author takes towards the subject or character. For example: serious, humorous, ironic

What is Imagery?

Imagery is language that evokes the five senses: sight, sound, taste, smell, and touch.


February 4, 2015

How do I cite poetry properly?

When you use direct quotes it is important to cite correctly to prevent plagiarism. The most common style of English Language Arts is called the Modern Language Association (MLA)

  • Use double quotation marks around the direct quote.
  • Have a lead in for the quote.
  • If the passage you are reading ends with a period, omit it because the end punctuation will take its place. If it ends with any other end punctuation, leave it within the quotation marks.
  • Indicate the end of one line and the beginning of the next line with a forward slash spaced separately from the text.
  • At the end of the quote, include in bracket the line number.

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