2250 Poetry criteria 2.0

  1. Give a general reaction to what you’ve read.
  2. How might the language of the poem be condensed? Which line or stanza break is most significant? Why?
  3. How do rhyme or rhythm add to the poem? Which phrases seem stilted or unnatural?
  4. Identify images by quoting at least two. What is the object in at least one image? In the same image, which senses are appealed to with which words?
  5. How does punctuation add to the poem? What examples of figurative language are present in the poem?
  6. What is the most confusing part of the poem? Quote any obvious clichés.
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