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  1. 1. TPCASTT (Poetry Analysis) Applying the process to the poem, “When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer”
  2. 2. <ul><li>This is a process to help you organize your analysis of poetry. </li></ul><ul><li>We have already learned the vocabulary, now it’s time to put it into practice! </li></ul><ul><li>Together, we are going to analyze a poem using TPCASTT. </li></ul><ul><li>You have a note sheet that looks like this… </li></ul>Getting Started…
  3. 3. Add your analysis to this sheet!
  4. 4. <ul><li>T is for TITLE </li></ul><ul><li>Analyze the title first. </li></ul><ul><li>What do you predict this poem will be about? </li></ul><ul><li>Write down your predictions. </li></ul><ul><li>We will reflect on the title again after we have read the poem. </li></ul><ul><li>The next step is often omitted, but it is the most important!!!! </li></ul>
  5. 5. When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer By Walt Whitman 1819–1892
  6. 6. NOW READ THE POEM
  7. 7. When I heard the learn’d astronomer, When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me, When I was shown the charts and diagrams, to add, divide, and measure them, When I sitting heard the astronomer where he lectured with much applause in the lecture-room, How soon unaccountable I became tired and sick, Till rising and gliding out I wander’d off by myself, In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time, Look’d up in perfect silence at the stars.
  8. 8. <ul><li>Paraphrasing is putting something in your own words. </li></ul><ul><li>After reading the poem, rewrite it in your own words. </li></ul><ul><li>This may be three sentences or a page, depending on the particular poem. </li></ul>P IS FOR PARAPHRASE
  9. 9. apostrophe ASSONANCE RHYME alliteration personification diction onomatopoeia simile ONOMATOPEIA meter HYPERBOLE metaphor <ul><li>Analyze the figures of speech and sound effects of the poem. </li></ul><ul><li>These are the poetry vocabulary we have already studied. </li></ul><ul><li>These elements add to the meaning. </li></ul>C IS FOR CONNOTATION
  10. 10. Tone is the attitude of the speaker toward the subject of the poem. A is for ATTITUDE
  11. 11. <ul><li>If there is a change in… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speaker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This should always be noted as this will also affect the meaning . </li></ul></ul>S IS FOR SHIFT
  12. 12. <ul><li>At this time, you should reconsider the title. </li></ul><ul><li>Were you right in your predictions? </li></ul><ul><li>What other meanings might the title have in light of your analysis? </li></ul><ul><li>Next, the biggie…. </li></ul>T IS FOR TITLE - AGAIN
  13. 13. <ul><li>As you already know, theme is the general insight into life conveyed by the author through his/her work. </li></ul><ul><li>It does not make a judgment. </li></ul><ul><li>example: “Don’t do drugs” is not a theme. </li></ul><ul><li>It merely states something that is true to life and the human condition. </li></ul>T is for THEME
  14. 14. <ul><li>Look at the other parts of TPCASTT. </li></ul><ul><li>What insight are all of these working together to convey? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the poet trying to say about life? </li></ul>How do I find the THEME ? Thanks – Ms. Pollreis

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