Explication of a Poem
Explication of a poem is a 3 step process it builds on what you should have been doing in your posted explications. Explication: DENOTATIVE: In one or two sentences describe what literally/actually is happening in the poem. CONNOTATIVE: In two or more paragraphs answer the following questions: 1) What emotions does the poem evoke? 2) What is the poem’s central theme(s) 3) What is the poet’s perspective on that theme? Poetic Devices: In 1/2 pages identify 3 poetic devices (you will need to consult “Analyzing Poetry in Documents/Resources and/or the Glossary section of your textbooks)–then use examples (direct quotes from the poem) to illustrate. Also, how do these poetic devices impact on the poem as a whole? How do they enhance/develop the theme(s) that you mentioned in the CONNOTATIVE section of this essay?