Level 3 - Analysis
Watch the video "How to Write Descriptively" to see why authors use descriptive language - figurative language specifically - in their writing. Answer the questions provided as you watch. Think about the power of words a writer chooses to use and how those words impact the reader.
See the teacher for a copy of the notes "Why Writer's Use Figurative Language". Review the notes.
Next, on your own paper, analyze why the author chose to use the figurative language and/or how the figurative language is being used in the poem. Explain how the figurative language helps the reader understand the meaning of the poem. Analyze the impact of the figurative language on the reader. See the teacher for the answer key.
If you have been able to analyze the poem, you can move on to the assessment. If you have not been able to analyze the poem, you will do another practice with a different poem.