Looking closely at a poem
SIFT poetry analysis
English Journal Entry
Comparative Analysis for Poetry
Comparative analysis means looking closely at two things and comparing how they work. We did this with some short stories and then compared what an author does with a story to what a director does with a film. Now we will try it with some poetry.
A bit of poetry:
We are going to look at some techniques for reading poetry this week.
1. Read this poem A Barred Owl by Richard Wilbur. Read it a few times until you are comfortable with the literal meaning of the poem.
3. Let's look at this prezi about poetry analysis together.
4. Use this document to organize your thinking about the poem. You do not need to share it with me.
5. Be sure to complete the paragraph at the end of the doc AND paste it into your English Journal.