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How to analyze the poem

Tittle
Paraprashing
Consonant
Atittude
Shif
Ttittle
Theme
Steps

1. analyze the tittle first
What do you predict this poem will be about
Write down your prediction
Read the poem

Pharaprase the poem
Pharaprasshing is putting something in your
own words
After reading the poem, rewrite it in your own
words
Make sure you try to figure out what the
difficult word mean
This may be three sentences or a page
depending on the particular poem

Look for figurative language
Analyze the figure of speech
Simile
Methapors
Alliteration
Symbolysm
Hyperboles
imgery
Tone / attittude
Tone is attittude of the speaker toward the
subject of poem
HAPPY
SAD DEPPRESSED
INTIMATE
AGGRESSIVE
Note that the tone may change throughout the
poem

conotation
Analyze the figure of speech and sound effect
of the poem
These are the poetry vocabulary we have
already studied
These elements add to meaning
Theme
Theme : the message of poem
What the author want us to learn
What is the poet trying to say about life ?

Using TPCASTT untuk analysing poem

Shift
If there is a change in...
time
tone
speaker
This should always be noted as this will also
affect the meaning

Tittle again

At this time you should consider the tittle
Were you right in your predictions
What other meanings might the tittle have in
light of your analysis
Next, the beggie

Theme
As you already know, theme is the general
insight into life conveyed by the author
through his/her work
It doesnt make a judgement example : Dont
do drugs is not a theme.
It merely states something that is true to life
and the human condition
How do I found a theme
Look at the other part of TPCASTT
What insight are all of these working together
to convey?
What is the poet trying to say abot life?