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A few simple rules to help students while they read and analyze poetry

A few simple rules to help students while they read and analyze poetry

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  • How to read a poem.
  • FOLLOW YOUR EARS
  • Treat a poem like a song – l!ten to "FOLLOW YOUR EARS rhy#ms and pa$erns
  • READ IT OUT LOUD
  • Rea%ng a poem &t l&d forces y& to slowREAD IT OUT LOUD and really l!ten. do(
  • ARCHAEOLOGIST
  • Once y&’ve l!tened, *a+ to %g &t meanings ARCHAEOLOGIST of words, learn " h!tory of " poem.
  • DON’T SKIM
  • Take y&r time and really read it.DON’T SKIM
  • SNUGGLY MEMORY SPACES
  • Memo,ze two lines #at y& like, or " fir* two lines. SNUGGLY MEMORY SPACES
  • PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE
  • Y& simply cannot under*and a poem " fir*,PATIENCE IS Aor even #ird time y& read it. second, VIRTUE
  • WHO IS SPEAKING?
  • Who ! -eaking, and to whom ! " personWHO IS SPEAKING? -eaking?
  • NEVER BE INTIMIDATED
  • A poet doesn’t want to make y& feel *upid, NEVER BE INTIMIDATEDit’s bad for business. Y& can do #!!