Name of Book: _______________________________________________________________
Editor, if book is a collection or anthology of poems: _________________________________
If a collection of poems, what do they have in common? ______________________________
What attracted you to this book? _________________________________________________
Select ONE poem from the collection, which you will describe below.
1. Name of the poem (or the first line, if the poem has no name), and
its author, if part of anthology : ____________________________________________________________________________
2. Identify the type of poem (be careful, more than one may be true at
the same time):
for descriptions of types of poetry, go to: http://thewordshop.tripod.com/forms.html )
cinquain renga haiku epic
love poem rap
clerihew dramatic sestina
climbing villanelle pantoum
3) Does this poem use any of these types of figurative language –
If so, give examples:
A) Lexical figures of speech
B) Phonological figures of speech (those making use of sounds):
Alliteration (repetition of consonants at the beginning of words) ___________________________________________________________________
Assonance (repetition of vowels) ______________________________________
Consonance (repetition of nearby consonants from the front of, and within
that sound like the noise they make)
is the sensory information that the poet includes – how things feel, look, taste, smell, sound. Give examples from this poem: _____________________________________________________________________________
5) Does the poet use repetition in this poem? ____________ If yes, in what way? ____________________________________________________________________________
Do you feel that the use of repetition help the poet make his or her point? _____________
6) Does the poet use rhyme? ___________ Do you enjoy the poem more or less because of
the use of rhyme, or the lack of it? _____________________________
7) What is the rhythm/meter of this poem?
(go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poetic_meter to find out)
8) What is the main theme or idea (or plot) of this poem?
9) On a separate piece of paper, write a parody (funny version) of THIS SAME POEM, line for line, using as many of
the same key elements as possible (e.g. same form, rhyme, meter, and types of figurative language, etc.) but your OWN theme
or idea. 50% credit here!