Analysis of a poem

P O L: A naly sis o f P oem “ T o A n A th le te D yin g Y oung” T o a n A th le te D yin g Y oun g B y A . E . H ousm an T he tim e y o u w on y o ur to w n th e r a ce W e c h air e d y o u th ro ugh th e m ark e t- p la ce ; M an a nd b oy s to od c h eerin g b y, A nd h om e w e b ro ught y o u s h ould er-h ig h . T o day, th e r o ad a ll r u nners c o m e, S hould er-h ig h w e b rin g y o u h om e, A nd s e t y o u a t y o ur th re sh old d ow n, T o w nsm an o f a s tille r to w n. S m art la d, to s lip b etim es a w ay F ro m fie ld s w here g lo ry d oes n ot s ta y, A nd e arly th ough th e la ure l g ro w s I t w it h ers q uic ke r th an th e r o se . E ye s th e s h ady n ig ht h as s h ut C annot s e e th e r e co rd c u t, A nd s ile nce s o unds n o w ors e th an c h eers A fte r e arth h as s to pped th e e ars . N ow y o u w ill n ot s w ell th e r o ut O f la ds th at w ore th eir h onours o ut, R unners w hom r e now n o utr a n A nd th e n am e d ie d b efo re th e m an. S o s e t, b efo re it s e ch oes fa de, T he fle et fo ot o n th e s ill o f s h ade, A nd h old to th e lo w lin te l u p T he s till- d efe nded c h alle nge-c u p. A nd r o und th at e arly -la ure lle d h ead W ill flo ck to g aze th e s tr e ngth le ss d ead, A nd fin d u nw it h ere d o n it s c u rls T he g arla nd b rie fe r th an a g ir l’s . D ir e ctio ns: W hen y o u a re a ske d to p ro vid e th e c h u nks o f y o u r p oem , m ake s u re y o u p ro vid e a ll o f th em . F or th e p urp ose o f th is a ctiv it y , d o n ot u se m ore th an fo ur lin es fo r a c h u nk. 1 . P oetr y E xp lo ra tio n: S yn ta x ( 5 ) D ir e ctio ns: T a ke th e p oem y o u a re m em oriz in g fo r P O L a nd d iv id e it b y c h u nks u sin g s yn ta x. T yp e / c o py e ach c h unk o n a lin e. P ay p a rtic u la r a tte ntio n to w here p unctu atio n is , s o a s to p ause a ppro pria te ly . R e-w rit e y o ur p oem b ase d o n th ose c h u nks/p ause s. 2 . P oetr y E xp lo ra tio n: Im ag ery ( 5 ) D ir e ctio ns: Id entif y e ve ry im age in y o ur p oem . W rit e th e p hra se in th e a ppro pria te c a te gory . V is u al A udit o ry G usta to ry T a ctile O lf a cto ry 3 . P oetr y E xp lo ra tio n: T it le ( 5 ) ● F or # 1 in dic a te th e p re dic tio n y o u m ade w it h th e tit le . If y o u r p oem is a s o n net w hic h u se s th e fir s t lin e a s th e lit tle , w ork w it h th e fir s t lin e. ● F or # 2, in dic a te w hat th e p oem a ctu ally e nded u p b ein g a bout. ● F or # 3, e xp la in w hy th e tit le is a ppro pria te fo r th e p oem . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . P oetr y E xp lo ra tio n: S peaker/S it u atio n ( 5 ) ● E xp la in in a s e nte nce w ho th e s p eake r o f th e p oem is . ● N ext, p ull s o m e lin e/p hra se /id ea fr o m th e p oem th at s u p ports y o u r a sse rtio n o f w ho th e s p eake r is . ● F in ally , in o ne s e nte nce , e xp la in th e s it u a tio n th at r e quir e s th e w rit in g o f th is p oem . W hat h as th e s p eake r e xp erie nce d to m ake h im /h er/it w rit e th is p oem ? S peake r: H ow I k n ow : S it u atio n: 5 . P oetr y E xp lo ra tio n: D en ota tio n ( 5 ) D ir e ctio ns: D efin e a ll th e w ord s y o u d o n ot k n o w in y o u r p oem . D o N O T u se th e r o ot o f a w ord t o d efin e it s e lf . U se th e d efin it io n th at is a ppro pria te fo r th e p oem . If y o u k n o w th e d efin it io n o f e ve ry s in gle w ord , th en c h oose 4 w ord s th at a re th e m ost c h a lle ngin g v o ca b ula ry a nd p ro vid e t h at d efin it io n. IN CLU DE a ny w ord y o u d o n ot k n o w h ow to s a y. W ord D efin it io n 6 . P oetr y E xp lo ra tio n: C onnota tio n- A ll t h e t h oughts , f e elin gs, w ord s, c u lt u ra l a sso cia tio ns, e xte n ded d efin it io n o f a w ord . ( 1 0) D ir e ctio ns: C opy/p aste y o ur P O L p oem d iv id ed b y c h u nks o n th e le ft s id e. In th e m id dle c o lu m n, i d entif y th e M OST im porta nt w ord in th e c h u nk a nd ty p e th at w ord . T o d ete rm in e th e m ost i m porta nt w ord , a sk y o urs e lf w hic h w ord m ake s a d if f e re nce to th e m ea nin g o r m ore o f a n i m pact o n m eanin g. O nce y o u h ave id entif ie d th e m ost im pa ctfu l w ord in th e c h u nk, s p end tim e w rit in g a ll o f th e c o nnota tio ns y o u h ave w it h th e w ord . E ve n tu ally , y o u w ill b egin to n otic e a p atte rn o f th e s a m e ty p e o f c o nnota tio ns e m erg in g fr o m th e p oem . N ote – w hen w ork in g w it h t h is s te p fo r c la ss, w ork to id entif y a m in im um o f 1 0 t o ta l w ord s in y o ur p oem . If y o u h ave f e w er th an 1 0 c h unks, y o u m ay h ave to c h o ose m ore th an o ne im po rta nt w ord fo r c o nnota tio n. If y o u h ave m ore th an 1 0 c h unks, m ake s u re y o u w ork w it h e ach c h u nk. C hunk W ord Y our E xte nded D efin it io n 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 5 . 6 . 7 . 8 . 9 . 1 0. 1 1 . 1 2. 1 3. 1 4. 1 5. 7 . P oetr y E xp lo ra tio n: S um mary /P ara p hra se ( 5 ) D ir e ctio ns: Y ou s h ould a lr e ady h ave y o ur p oem fo r P O L d iv id ed b y s yn ta ctic a l u nit s /c h unks. In t h e ta ble b elo w , c o py y o ur p oem o ne c h unk a t a tim e o n th e le ft- h and c o lu m n. O n th e r ig ht- h and c o lu m n, s u m mariz e o r p ara phra se w hat is h appenin g fo r th at c h u nk o r w hat th e m eanin g is o f t h at c h unk. Y our P oem C hunk b y C hunk Y our S um mary o r P ara phra se o f th e C hu nk 8 . P oetr y E xp lo ra tio n : F ig u ra tiv e L an gu age ( 5 ) D ir e ctio ns: I d en tif y A LL o f t h e f ig ura tiv e l a n guag e/m eta p hor u m bre lla u se d i n y our p oem . Y ou m ay r e fe r t o t h e M eta p hors a n d M ean in g h an dout f o r y our l is t o f f ig ura tiv e l a n guag e. ● O n t h e l e ft h an d c o lu m n i n se rt e v ery s in gle c h unk o f y our p oem . ● I n t h e n ex t c o lu m n w rite N /A i f t h ere i s n ot a n y f ig ura tiv e l a n guag e. I f t h ere i s f ig ura tiv e l a n guag e, i d en tif y t h e t y pe. ● I n t h e n ex t c o lu m n w rite a s e n te n ce s a y in g w hat i s b ein g c o m pare d t o w hat. ● I n t h e f in al c o lu m n, w rite a s e n te n ce e x pla in in g t h e s ig nif ic an ce o f t h e c o m paris o n. E xpla in w hat m ore y ou u nders ta n d w ith t h e c o m paris o n. P O EM C H UNK M ETA PH OR U M BRELLA W HAT I S B EIN G C O M PA RED T O W HAT S IG NIF IC A NCE O F C O M PA RIS O N P O L: T o ne A naly sis o f P oem ( 5 ) D ir e ctio ns: U se th e p ro vid ed to ne lis ts in th e P oetr y s e ctio n o f C la ssro om to d ete rm in e th e to n e t h at is a ppro pria te fo r e ach s yn ta ctic u nit /c h u nk. H ig hlig ht w here y o u s e e th e m ajo r s h if t in th e p oem . R em em ber th at a s h if t in to ne c a n b e c o m ple m en ta ry o r c o n tr a stin g. Y ou m ust c h oose a s p ecif ic to ne w ord . Y ou m ay n ot c h oose a g enera l c a te gory . S yn ta ctic U nit / C hunk fr o m P oem T he to ne y o u w ill u se in d eliv e ry o f c h unk

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