State the poem's title, author, and a small introduction to the poem's overall literal meaning. State the poem's form, and any important literary devices which appear throughout it. Write about an important aspect of the poem which you will further discuss in your wildcard paragraph and eventually conclude in your last paragraph. Paragraph One: Structure and Narration
Briefly mention the poem's structure. Make note of the use of Enjambment or the juxtaposition of words. Write about the poem's meter and its speed.
Make note of the poem's speaker (do not use narrator) and his/her tone. Paragraph Two: Meaning
State the poem's literal meaning.
State the poem's figurative meaning.
Paragraph Three: Devices
Write about the poem's literary devices.
Write about important themes present in the poem.
Paragraph Four: Combine
Write how literary devices and meaning interconnect.
This paragraph should begin to bring things together.
Paragraph Five: The Wild Card
Introduce an important theme or aspect of the poem in great detail. This could be a refrain, an extended figure or an apostrophe. Conclusion
The conclusion should combine the Wild Card with the above paragraphs. In this case, one could talk about how literary devices or the poem's structure aid in supporting an extended figure. Literary Devices
Accent| Refers to the stressed portion of a word. An accent is used to place emphasis on a word.| Allegory| A description that has a second, usually moral meaning.| Alliteration| Is the repetition of initial (at the beginning) CONSONANT sounds (if it's a vowel repetition, you would call it assonance. Assonance includes any repetition of a vowel sound in any part of the word. It usually occurs in the middle of words).| Allusion| Refers to an event from an external content. It is understandable only to those with prior knowledge of the reference in question (as the writer assumes the...