Name: _______________________________ English, Period:_____ Date: ___________

TPCASTT Poem Analysis Method - Template
Select the poem of your choice and reproduce it.
Copy this template onto a Word document.
Analyze the poem in the spaces provided, and submit
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Insert poem of song title, author and words below

 

Response

 

 

Title
of poem means

 

Paraphrase
each stanza of the Poem

Number each stanza as you go

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connotation
List the words and their connotations (not dictionary definitions)

What do certain obviously meaningful words represent?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attitude
What is the attitude of the author, characters or yourself?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attitude of author

Attitude of character(s) in poem [be specific]

Your attitude toward poem content

Shift
At first we think or feel one way then there is a shift:  identify shifts and explain them

Example:

There is a shift from the fly refusing to be drawn in by the fly's flattery in stanzas 1-10 to the fly forgetting all warning and being drawn in by the sly fly's flattery in stanza 13. The poem ends with a general warning in stanza 14.

 

 

 

 

Title revisited
Any new insights on meaning or significance of title?

 

 

 

 

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