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Poetry Analysis Using TPCASTT English I
Getting Started… <ul><li>This is a process to help you organize your analysis of poetry.  </li></ul><ul><li>We have alread...
T is for TITLE <ul><li>Analyze the title first by pondering it. </li></ul><ul><li>What do you predict this poem will be ab...
READ   THE   POEM!!!!
P is for PARAPHRASE <ul><li>Paraphrasing is putting something in your own words. </li></ul><ul><li>After reading the poem,...
C is for CONNOTATION <ul><li>Analyze the figures of speech and sound effects of the poem. </li></ul><ul><li>These are the ...
A is for ATTITUDE <ul><li>Tone  is the attitude of the speaker toward the subject of the poem.  </li></ul><ul><li>How does...
S is for SHIFT <ul><li>Note transitions in the poem.  </li></ul><ul><li>Consider shifts in subject matter, attitude, or mo...
T is for TITLE (again) <ul><li>At this time, you should reconsider the title on an interpretive level. </li></ul><ul><li>A...
T is for THEME <ul><li>As you already know, theme is the general insight into life conveyed by the author through his/her ...
How do I find the   THEME ? <ul><li>Look at the other parts of TPCASTT. </li></ul><ul><li>What insight are all of these wo...
Websites Consulted <ul><li>http://skyview.vansd.org/bquestad/cw/poetry/TPCASTT%20Template.htm </li></ul><ul><li>images.sch...
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  1. 1. Poetry Analysis Using TPCASTT English I
  2. 2. Getting Started… <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 “American Hero” using TPCASTT. </li></ul><ul><li>You have a note sheet that looks like this… </li></ul>
  3. 3. T is for TITLE <ul><li>Analyze the title first by pondering it. </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>
  4. 4. READ THE POEM!!!!
  5. 5. P is for PARAPHRASE <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>
  6. 6. C is for CONNOTATION <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>simile direct metaphor personification HYPERBOLE meter onomatopoeia RHYME alliteration ASSONANCE apostrophe diction
  7. 7. A is for ATTITUDE <ul><li>Tone is the attitude of the speaker toward the subject of the poem. </li></ul><ul><li>How does the speaker feel about the subject matter. How do you know? </li></ul>
  8. 8. S is for SHIFT <ul><li>Note transitions in the poem. </li></ul><ul><li>Consider shifts in subject matter, attitude, or mood. </li></ul><ul><li>What effect do these shifts have on the poem? </li></ul>
  9. 9. T is for TITLE (again) <ul><li>At this time, you should reconsider the title on an interpretive level. </li></ul><ul><li>Are there any new insights on meaning or significance of title? Were you right in your predictions? </li></ul><ul><li>What other meanings might the title have in light of your analysis? </li></ul>
  10. 10. T is for THEME <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>
  11. 11. How do I find the THEME ? <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><ul><li>For a list of themes, go to the following websites: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/patten/theme.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.humanitiesweb.org/human.php?s=l&p=g&a=i </li></ul>
  12. 12. Websites Consulted <ul><li>http://skyview.vansd.org/bquestad/cw/poetry/TPCASTT%20Template.htm </li></ul><ul><li>images.schoolinsites.com/.../BakerHigh/Uploads/Presentations/Poetry%20Analysis%20Using%20 TPCASTT knott.ppt </li></ul><ul><li>staff.fcps.net/jweaton/ TPCASTT .pps </li></ul>
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