Analizing Poems

Made By: Rebecca Dray

Introdution

Did you know that some poems talk about how nature can be both destructive but yet beautiful? This is shown the poems “Tornado at Talladega” and “Sleeping in the Forest”. You can tell this through how the author uses figurative language, the tone and word choice, and form and structure.

Tone and Word Choice

The author of “Tornado at Talladega” wants you to know that after a tornado it can be peaceful with the beautiful outcomes. At the same the author wants you to know that the thought that your family and friends could have died during the storm is unsettling. The author of “Sleeping in the Forest” wants you to realize that the Earth makes many different noises. Some noises you can’t hear unless you stop and listen to hear them.

Figurative Language

The author of “Tornado at Talladega” does a good job using personification to help the reader understand what she is talking about. She does a good job of this in lines 1-2 “Who was that bird reporting the storm?” this tells you that the author is upset about what just happened. Also in lines 9-10 of “Tornado at Talladega” it says “...the bewildered can announce anymore…” this shows that she is happy the storm is over. The author of “Sleeping in the Forest” also does a good job with using personification to help the reader understand what she is talking about. For example, in lines 1-3 it says “ I thought the Earth remembered me, it took me back so tenderly” this shows the author was confused at what was happening. Finally, in lines 12-13 it says “ I heard the small kingdoms breathing around me” this shows that were she was it was very quiet.

Form and Structure

The poem “Tornado at Talladega” is a free verse poem. First, there is no rhyme scheme. Second, the stanzas are different lengths. Just like “Tornado at Talladega”, “Sleeping in the Forest” has no rhyme scheme. First, “Sleeping in the Forest” has no rhyme Scheme. Finally, “Sleeping in the Forest” has only one stanza.

Conclution

Some poems talk about how nature can be destructive and beautiful. “Tornado at Talladega” and “Sleeping in the Forest” and two poems that show how nature can be both destructive and beautiful. They tell this through their personification.