Guidelines for understanding poetry
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What are the steps I can follow to read a poem for better understanding?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 6, 2023, 12:42 pm ad1c9bdddf
Steps for Effective Poetry Explication
1) Start at the beginning.
a) Most poems have titles, and most titles tell the reader something important about the poem.
2) Read the poem in a variety of ways.
a) Read the poem silently.
1. What do you think?
2. What do you feel?
3. What do you wonder about?
4. What do you imagine?
b) Read the poem aloud: listen to the rhythm and note any poetic device (allusion, metaphor, simile, repetition, etc.) ...
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