Poetry AnalysisI wanted to study English Lit without learning pages of notes by heart. I decided that the appreciation of Wordsworth was a necessary part of my education. I heard that by reading poetry I could improve my own poetry. Typing 'colon-doubleyou-oh-doubleyou-colon' whenever one of my favourite poets on deviantART put up new work seemed unoriginal. I thought it would be cool to be one of those smart people who read poetry for fun.Poetry Analysis5 years ago in Writing More Like This
Perhaps you can relate to some of those situations. Perhaps you're wondering why those five statements belong in the same paragraph. Those five sentences describe a few non-fatal problems that can be solved by learning to analyse poetry. I would've included a fatal problem if I could think of one, but poetry analysis doesn't seem to be that high on anybody's list of priorities.
The first thing you need to do is to make sure you know why you're analysing whichever poem you've chosen to analyse. If you're writing a critique, you need to be aware of flaws in the poem