TP-CASTT
Poetry Analysis Made Easy
Before you read the poem…
T = Title
• Make a prediction about the poem BEFORE you
read it
• What do you think the poem will be about based
on the ti...
Now, read the poem
P = Paraphrase
• Put the poem into your own words.
• Only look at the literal level; don’t try to find
deeper meaning yet....
Then Dig Deeper…
C = Connotation
• Examine the poem for meaning BEYOND the
literal.
• Look for figurative language, imagery, and other
lite...
A = Attitude
• What is the TONE of the poem?
• Notes the author’s attitude towards the subject.
• What tone/attitude does ...
S = Shift
• Note any shifts in speakers and attitudes.
• Look for key words, time changes, and
punctuation. These things c...
T = Title (yes, again)
• Examine the title again, this time on an
interpretive level.
• What does the title mean in relati...
T = Theme
• In your own words, what is the poem about?
• What is the poet saying about the subject?
• What idea is the poe...
BAM! Poem Analysis Complete
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  1. 1. TP-CASTT Poetry Analysis Made Easy
  2. 2. Before you read the poem…
  3. 3. T = Title • Make a prediction about the poem BEFORE you read it • What do you think the poem will be about based on the title?
  4. 4. Now, read the poem
  5. 5. P = Paraphrase • Put the poem into your own words. • Only look at the literal level; don’t try to find deeper meaning yet. • Look up unfamiliar words.
  6. 6. Then Dig Deeper…
  7. 7. C = Connotation • Examine the poem for meaning BEYOND the literal. • Look for figurative language, imagery, and other literary elements.
  8. 8. A = Attitude • What is the TONE of the poem? • Notes the author’s attitude towards the subject. • What tone/attitude does the speaker (narrator of the poem) have?
  9. 9. S = Shift • Note any shifts in speakers and attitudes. • Look for key words, time changes, and punctuation. These things can be signals of a shift.
  10. 10. T = Title (yes, again) • Examine the title again, this time on an interpretive level. • What does the title mean in relation to the contents of the poem?
  11. 11. T = Theme • In your own words, what is the poem about? • What is the poet saying about the subject? • What idea is the poet trying to convey?
  12. 12. BAM! Poem Analysis Complete
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