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Literary Analysis Template Poetry

Poetry Literary Analysis

Poetry Literary Analysis
Title of Poem:
Rhythm and Rhyme
1. Does the poem follow a rhythm of stressed and unstressed syllables known as METER?

2. Write a line of your poem and mark its stressed and unstressed syllables, separate each set of these
FEET with a slash.

3. Does your poem follow a Rhyme Scheme? If so, What is it?


Literary Analysis
4. Describe who is the Speaker of the Poem:

5. What is the theme of the poem?(What is the point of view or moral expressed?)

6, Does the poem follow a traditional form? Which kind?

A. Lyric: a poem of personal expression which uses poetic devices, rhyme and meter.
B. Ballad: a poem that tells a story of an event using rhyme and may contain repeated refrains
C. Elegy: A poem written in honor and remembrance of a great person now deceased
D. Epic: A long poetic account of the great deeds and adventures of a hero
E. Haiku: A brief poetic expression of nature that follows a syllable pattern of 575.
F. Sonnet: A fourteen line poem with ten syllables on each line that follows a rhyme scheme
Italian (Petrarch) ABBAABBACDECDF;
Shakespearean ABABCDCDEFEFGG or other.
Often about love or love transcending AGE.
G. Ode: usually a lyric poem of moderate length, with a serious subject, an elevated style, and an elaborate
stanza pattern. The ode often praises people, the arts of music and poetry, natural scenes, or abstract
H. Limerick: A humorous poem with five lines. Lines 1,2, and S rhyme and have three stressed syllables.
Lines 3 and 4 rhyme and have two stressed syllables.
I. Free Verse: Poem without meter or a rhyme scheme.
J. Blank Verse: unrhymed poem that has meter