Analyzing Poetry

How to analyze poetry


Poetry is a statement of some sort written in as little words as possible. Analyzing is taking something bit by bit and finding out why it matters in full depth. This picture shows some of the things you do when you analyze poetry. You need to find out why it's important. This picture also illustrates that you need to find the important things in the poem(s).


If you go to this link: ( you will see that you have to take the important parts out to be able to see what the author really wanted you to hear. You can see that this is what the author was truly saying and you also get an image (same image to the right) to help get the picture in your head.